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  • Day7

    Minuteman Missle / Pipestone

    October 31, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ -5 °C

    From the badands yesterday morning we took the very short drive to Minuteman Missle NHS. That place was really interesting. It was one site where a whole bunch of missles were located during the cold war. The guy working the front desk was a former captain for one of the crews that were stationed underground in charge of firing the missles when called upon. He wasn't really that old either. It was not long ago when children were still duck and covering. Crazy. The visitors center is really well put together. They have lots of music and sounds going that make you feel that fear and tension people on both sides must have felt back in the day. Then we made a 5 ish hour drive to Pipestone NM. Pipestone was a protected area that was established via treaty with the Sioux in the mid 1800s. They have special red rocks there that are really sacred to the Sioux and other tribes and are used to make pipes. The visitors center is filled with beautiful pipes and other things made from this stone. It was really really cold and windy and snowy so we didn't walk around much but it was still a nice place.

    More adventures tomorrow!
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  • Day16

    Pipestone National Monument, MN

    July 16, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    This place is BLESSED!

    All long pipes are made from the Pipestone only found here. It is a sacred place, because the pipe and it's ceremonies are prayerful, like what our bible is to us.

    It is quarried by hand, only in the spring and summer. The tribes would travel for days for the privilege to dig.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Pipestone, بايبستون, پایپستون، مینه‌سوتا, Пайпстоун, 56164, Пайпстон, Пајпстон