• Artist George Catlin recorded the quarrying activity at the pipestone quarries in 1836


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Guest speaker Series #3

Superintendent Glen Livermont announced today Pipestone National Monument's third presentation in this year's Guest Speaker Series at the Pipestone Performing Arts Center, Pipestone, Minnesota, on Saturday, July 19th, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Guest speaker, Donovin A. Sprague, educator and historian, will offer a presentation based on his research concerning "Dakota Historical Connections in the 1800's." There will be a question and answer session following the lecture and slide presentation.

News Release


National Parks Contribute Billions to Economy

Released on Monday, the report from the National Park Service states that recreational visits to the 401 units of the National Park System in 2012 resulted in $14.7 billion in spending in "gateway" communities — those within 60 miles of a park. Factoring in the secondary effects of that spending, those expenditures supported 243,000 jobs and contributed $26.8 billion to the national economy. "Our parks are economic engines for local communities," said Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. "They support business ranging from motels and restaurants to gas stations and tour companies and, of course, the people who work in those businesses."

Full Story: http://www.nbcnews.com/business/travel/national-parks-contribute-billions-economy-report-finds-n43431

Resource Management Newsletter - The Resource Newsletter concerns: the prairie restoration project, the nicollet marker activities, the hawk moths, the threatened prairie fringed orchid, the control burn on the prairie, and volunteers at the park.

Did You Know?

The Nicollet Rock

Joseph Nicollet and John C. Frémont, famous 19th century explorers, visited Pipestone National Monument in 1838 and carved their initials into the Sioux Quartzite cliff. The inscription is still visible along the Circle Trail. More...