Pipestone National Monument


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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Pipestone National Monument:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Pipestone National Monument

Address:36 Reservation Ave
Pipestone, MN 56164

Phone:507-825-5464
Fax:507-825-5466
Web: www.nps.gov/pipe/
Size: 282 acres.
Established: Established on August 25, 1937.
Location:In southwestern Minnesota, just north of the city of Pipestone. Follow signs from US 75, MN 23, or MN 30.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/cultural center, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Hiking, ranger-led programs, cultural demonstrations.
Special Features:For centuries American Indians have been obtaining materials for pipe making from these quarries, a practice that continues today. Although painter George Catlin was not the first white person to visit the quarries, he was the first person to describe them in print. Pipestone is known as Catlinite in his honor. The park includes the Upper Midwest Indian Cultural Center, which provides space for craftsmen to display their work and for demonstrations of traditional crafts to take place.

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In 2003, Pipestone National Monument recorded its highest number of individual plants since monitoring began," says Gia Wagner, Pipestone's biologist-resource program manager.
The threatened western prairie fringed orchid (Platanthera praeclara) was documented at Pipestone National Monument, Minnesota, in 1985.
Hopewell artisans had access to silver from Ontario; freshwater pearls and copper from sites along the Great Lakes; obsidian, a black volcanic glass, from what is now Yellowstone National Park; seashells from the Gulf of Mexico; and stone from a quarry in Minnesota, now preserved as Pipestone National Monument.