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Aug 8, 2010 - Pipestone National Monument, MN

Aug. 8 Pipestone NM, MN Boy, did we sleep in! Karl was up feeding the cats at 6 am as usual, but fell asleep on the couch. I got up and didn’t want to bother him so went back to bed. 9:15!!!!! That’s when we got up. That’s ok. It’s Sunday and we have a casual day planned. We went past a sign yesterday that said there was a festival at the City Park in Flandreau so this morning on our way out we stopped at the park. They had a lot of food booths. Cheese curds must be popular here. We saw them here and at Redlin. Sorry, we’ve tried them. Not...

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May 1, 2007 - Pipestone, Minnesota

The little town of Pipestone eight miles east of the South Dakota border, is named for a soft red clay, within the local quartzite, that has been used for centuries by Great Plains Indians to make ceremonial calumets or peace pipes. The quarry site is now the Pipestone National Monument. As you enter the Monument you see the Three Maidens which are three large bolders which are revered by the American Indians as a sacred area. There is also a short trail passing the quarry sites and places of historic and scenic interest which included the...

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