Jeffers Petroglyphs

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Jeffers Petroglyphs features more than 5,000 ancient rock carvings, or petroglyphs, set amid the prairie grasses. The carvings of buffalo, turtles, thunderbirds and humans tell the stories of Native American ancestors spanning more than 7,000 years. The site is located at 27160 County Road 2, 8 miles west of Comfrey.



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June 10, 2016
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Jessica Kohen, Marketing and Communications, 651-259-3148,
Tom Sanders, Jeffers Petroglyphs Historic Site, 507-628-5591,


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Jeffers Petroglyphs

Jeffers Petroglyphs Historic Site
27160 County Road 2, Comfrey MN 56019

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The daily guided tour “An Encyclopedia of the American Indian” is offered at 10:30 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m., during regular site hours.

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Over the past several years, an extensive conservation project has resulted in the identification of an additional 3,000 petroglyphs, bringing the on-site total to around 5,000.

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The petroglyphs include carvings of deer, buffalo, turtles, thunderbirds and humans, and are powerful cultural symbols. According to Joe Williams, Dakota elder, the handprint represents friendship and understanding, “For Indian people, the handprint says we are still here.”

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