I am always intrigued by “Historical Markers.” I have a hard time driving by them, I am always curious what they say..are you?
Chance wanted to get out of the car..it was a good excuse to stop.
He had a good walk, smelling all the strange smells…doing what dogs do best.
AND I got to read about Minnesota Woman and so can you! :)
Minnesota woman – the skeleton of a girl about fifteen years of age was discovered at this point in 1931 by a highway repair crew. Although the skeleton has not been dated exactly, based on the site geology scientists believe it to be perhaps 10,000 years old. This would make Minnesota woman one of America’s oldest human skeletons.
Two artifacts – a dagger of elk horn and a conch shell were discovered with the bones. Archaeologists believe that the girl drowned in Glacial Lake Pelican, which adjoined Glacial Lake Agassiz, a huge body of water that covered much of northwestern Minnesota at the end of the last ice age.