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Corps archaeologists study Missouri River’s past

August 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

PIERRE Sometimes during high water the Missouri River will carve away one of its banks like an old man turning out his pockets to bring things to light scrapers and knives made of Knife River flint, hoes and squash knives made of bison bone, 19th century toy horses made of pewter or cast iron. Continue Reading

N.D. flint site receives national landmark status after six years

August 7, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

DUNN CENTER, N.D. Six years are nothing compared to 11,000, but they still seemed like an endless wait.
When Allan and Gail Lynch, of rural Dunn Center, got news that the pockmarked pasture on their land had been named a National Historic Landmark, her eyes filled with tears of relief.
“It’s finally done,” she said.
The Lynches’ land holds the mother lode of Knife River flint, quarried for more than 11,000 years by Plains Indians who used it for tools and weapons. Flint was the gold standard of the day, and the Lynchs’ land and to a lesser degree five landowners around them was so richly abundant that archaeologists estimate 1 million cubic feet of it was mined from some 2,500 pits. Continue Reading

Fire burns 2 area fields

August 4, 2010 in The Dickinson Press

Black and white smoke billowed on Dickinson’s south horizon, about three miles southwest of the Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport as a fire burned 42 acres of a hayfield, Wednesday afternoon. Continue Reading