Jeffers Petroglyphs Historic Site, 27160 County Road 2, Comfrey, Minnesota

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Jeffers Petroglyphs Historic Site

Petroglyph - ca. 1960
Petroglyphs site - 1967
Address: 27160 County Road 2
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State/province
Comfrey, Minnesota
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Cottonwood County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States

Comfrey Cottonwood

Jeffers Petroglyphs Historic Site, 27160 County Road 2, Comfrey, Minnesota
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National Register of Historic Places Information
Reference Number: 70000291
Reference URL: [Reference]
Certification date: October 15, 1970
Level of significance: State

The Jeffers Petroglyphs site is a unique and important place where American Indians left carvings on rock —petroglyphs— of humans, deer, elk, buffalo, turtles, thunderbirds, atlatls and arrows. They tell a story that spans 5,000 years. The glyphs served many functions, including recording important events, depicting sacred ceremonies, and emphasizing the importance of animals and hunting.

The most common technique of dating the glyphs is identifying the items depicted, then relating them to peoples of a particular time period. By this technique, they appear to range from 3000 B.C. to A.D. 1750.

The Jeffers site includes a Visitor Center and hiking trails.

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