“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Pipestone County, Minnesota

Clickable Map of Pipestone County, Minnesota and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Pipestone County, MN (11) Lincoln County, MN (1) Lyon County, MN (2) Murray County, MN (5) Rock County, MN (1) Brookings County, SD (29) Minnehaha County, SD (318) Moody County, SD (16)  PipestoneCounty(11) Pipestone County (11)  LincolnCounty(1) Lincoln County (1)  LyonCounty(2) Lyon County (2)  MurrayCounty(5) Murray County (5)  RockCounty(1) Rock County (1)  BrookingsCountySouth Dakota(29) Brookings County (29)  MinnehahaCounty(318) Minnehaha County (318)  MoodyCounty(16) Moody County (16)
Pipestone is the county seat for Pipestone County
Adjacent to Pipestone County, Minnesota
      Lincoln County (1)  
      Lyon County (2)  
      Murray County (5)  
      Rock County (1)  
      Brookings County, South Dakota (29)  
      Minnehaha County, South Dakota (318)  
      Moody County, South Dakota (16)  
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1 Minnesota, Pipestone County, Pipestone — Connection to the Earth Mother
It's very spiritual. Your own personal connection to the earth mother, to the quartzite, to the pipestone rock…The benefit of it all is you get a sense of oneness with everything here." Travis Erickson, quarrier You are . . . Map (db m119089) HM
2 Minnesota, Pipestone County, Pipestone — Nicollet's Inscription
Joseph Nicollet, a gifted mathematician and scientist, led the first U.S. Government expedition to the pipestone quarries in 1838. On this rock ledge the explorers chiseled Nicollet's name and their initials before continuing their map-making . . . Map (db m169887) HM
3 Minnesota, Pipestone County, Pipestone — Pipestone Creek
Over time, this creek's seasonal floods uncovered the rare pipestone layer. Later, rutted trails made by buffalo herds drinking from the stream may have further revealed the pipestone. Oral tradition suggests that Indians first discovered the . . . Map (db m169903) HM
4 Minnesota, Pipestone County, Pipestone — Pipestone Pilgrimage
Many people have a strong spiritual bond with this land. American Indians have used this prairie for thousands of years carrying out their spiritual traditions on what they believe is sacred ground. Each year tribal people from across the . . . Map (db m119088) HM
5 Minnesota, Pipestone County, Pipestone — Prairie: Past and Present
As Joseph Nicollet approached Pipestone on June 29, 1838, he wrote, "Traveling on this beautiful prairie, as pleasant and as uniform as the green carpet of royal salon, we lose a good half hour looking through the telescope… Charles A. Geyer, the . . . Map (db m169885) HM
6 Minnesota, Pipestone County, Pipestone — Quarry Layers
This former quarry reveals the area's basic geologic layers. Beneath a cover of soil, the thick, pink-tinted layer of Sioux quartzite covers the tin, red-colored lower layer of pipestone - the prized stone of many tribal groups. As the slant . . . Map (db m119090) HM
7 Minnesota, Pipestone County, Pipestone — Song of Hiawatha Pageant Park
You are standing at the entrance to the amphitheater where Longfellow's epic poem "The Song of Hiawatha" was produced annually for sixty years (1949-2008) by the Hiawatha Club of Pipestone. The cast of Actors, Production Staff, and Indian village . . . Map (db m169908) HM
8 Minnesota, Pipestone County, Pipestone — Spotted Pipestone Quarry
American Indians still quarry pipestone here as they have for generations. From quarry pits like the one below, American Indians from many tribes remove the raw stone basic to their culture. The quartzite rubble piled behind this quarry reflects the . . . Map (db m169905) HM
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9 Minnesota, Pipestone County, Pipestone — Sustaining the Sacred
American Indians have utilized the resources of the pipestone prairie for countless generations to sustain themselves during their stay at the quarries. The bison and elk that once roamed the area provided meat, clothing and tools. The prairie . . . Map (db m119087) HM
10 Minnesota, Pipestone County, Pipestone — The J.N. Nicollet Expedition Of 1838
Rested here three days. John C. Fremont Charles A. Geyer Joseph LaFramboise J.E. Flandin Joseph Renville Map (db m169901) HM
11 Minnesota, Pipestone County, Pipestone — The Nicollet Expedition
In 1838, the U.S. Government commissioned Joseph N. Nicollet and five others — including Lieutenant John C. Fremont — to map the tringle of land between the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. While at Pipestone Nicollet wrote, "Toward . . . Map (db m169902) HM
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Jun. 9, 2023