However, nobody can find the rock:
Millions of large rocks litter the hills and the country roads surrounding a hunting and fishing lodge on a sprawling ranch 17 miles outside this tiny West Texas town. But only one of them required a kind of protective custody on Monday.I'll guarantee you that if that rock ever existed it will never be seen again. Once that story broke I'll be a number of people made it their personal mission to make that rock disappear. I'll bet it's in little pieces at the bottom of some stream somewhere. It'll never be found, and if there's no picture, it's going to be hard to keep the story alive.
The day after The Washington Post reported that Mr. Perry had once hunted at and taken guests to a hunting camp that had the name Niggerhead painted on a rock at the entrance, cars and trucks traveled the dusty road leading to the area on Monday afternoon. The vehicles belonged to reporters with various newspapers and television news outlets, but their visits were short-lived, and it remained unclear if the rock was even still there.
At a hunting lodge called Krooked River Ranch Outfitters, the main access point to the pasture where the rock is thought to be, the reporters were escorted from the property. “I’ve got the law on the phone right now,” said a man in the hunting lodge’s office. “This is private property you’re on right now.”
The property is owned by a Texas charity called the Hendrick Home for Children. Chuck Wilson, the manager, declined to comment about the word on the rock, whether it was ever there and, if so, when it was removed.
“I will tell you one thing,” Mr. Wilson said. “There’s nothing to see out there. I’ve been handling the property for 10 years, been all up and down it, and I ain’t never seen that rock.”