Sunday, June 9, 2013

Minnesota Woman

I am always intrigued by “Historical Markers.”  I have a hard time driving by them, I am always curious what they say..are you?
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Chance wanted to get out of the car..it was a good excuse to stop. IMG_8268
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! :)
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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.
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23 comments:

  1. WOW!!! So interesting, thanks for sharing, Happy Sunday, Francine.

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  2. Interesting....I had never heard this.

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  3. Very interesting. Thanks to you and Chance for sharing.

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  4. Yes....very interesting. A conch shell seems odd for Minnesota. Must have been a very different world then. Makes me want to know all about her life.
    I just discovered you blog and really enjoy it.

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  5. A friend of mine from here who owns a cabin near Duluth found and oldie tool that would have been used by her group. He dug down and found things and one level and then decided to dig deeper. The university too said the axe was dated back thousands of years later than the first things he had found. That was a great marker to find. She could have been living during the time that glaciers were covering Iowa and beyond.

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  6. How fascinating! It makes me want to know more!

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  7. I read every historical marker I can safely get to. They are interesting and give a little insight into an area.

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  8. I enlarged the picture and read it, and then discovered when I came back to your post that you had written it all down for me! Very interesting story about the Minnesota Woman. :-)

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  9. Interesting! Stopping to read all the markers is a sign that you are a great person to manage a history museum!

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  10. Fascinating! Makes one hungry for more details. Thanks for sharing!






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  11. Wow, you really found an interesting marker. I remember my late husband telling me that his mom loved historical markers and would stop and read everyone of them she would see.

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  12. I'm glad you stopped and that you shared the interesting information.

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  13. I also enjoy the tidbits of history provided by these...

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  14. Nice that they put up[ a monument of this person. Usually finds like that are cataloged away and that's the end of it,

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  15. I like going to the cemeteries that have really old Gave stones and reading them ! I am glad they did a monument for this women and told the story of what they know ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

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  16. What a wonderful Historical Marker.
    I always wonder what they say, too; but hubby isn't interested enough to stop.
    Hope you have a great week. ♥

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  17. Things like that are fascinating! We have a small town not far from us called Agassiz.

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    1. You are back, I was going to leave you a message today..I have been thinking of you:)

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  18. OMG! I want to hear more about her! I guess I should be more curious about those markers--LOL! ;)

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