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Public Invited to Visit Archeology Dig at Wind Cave

NPS Archeologist Timothy Schilling stands next to a shallow tranch explaining to park superintendent Vidal Davila work occurring at the buffalo jump.
NPS Archeologist Timothy Schilling explains to park superintendent Vidal Davila work occurring at the buffalo jump.
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News Release Date: August 31, 2012
Contact: Tom Farrell, 605-745-1130

WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK, S.D. - The public is invited to visit an archeology dig in progress at the Sanson Buffalo Jump in Wind Cave National Park on Wednesday, September 5. A moderately strenuous 1.5 mile hike will be begin at 9 a.m. at the Sanson Ranch and could take up to 2 hours to complete. Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather, bring water, sunscreen, and good walking shoes.

Parking for the tour is at the historic Sanson Ranch. People wishing to attend can access the 7-11 Road (County Road 101) north of Hot Springs from either Highway 385 or Highway 79. From the 7-11 Road, drive north on Red Valley Road until 266 Street. Follow 266 Street west until arriving at the ranch. Visit www.nps.gov/wica for a map to the ranch. For more information, please call the park at 605/745-4600.

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