Alyssa says: I have spent many beach days in Michigan walking up and down the shorelines in search for Petoskey Stones. These fascinating stones are rocks and fossils. They are composed of a fossilized coral called hexagonaria percarinata. In 1965 the unique stone became Michigan's State stone, making the stone a true symbol of Michiganders. The best place to find Petoskey stones are along the beach in Petoskey, MI.
I have taken a picture of the beautiful sunset sky across the water in Petoskey, MI, and have hand written facts and information about the stone over the image. In my design I have also illustrated the original Ottawa Indian story of where the name Petoskey comes from. Ever since I was a little girl I have been fascinated by Petoskey stones and hunt for more every summer. The Petoskey stone is a reminder to me of how lucky I am to call Michigan my home.