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

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Three miles east of U.S. Hwy. 71 on Cottonwood County Road 10, then one mile south on County Road 2
Three miles east of U.S. Hwy. 71 on Cottonwood County Road 10, then one mile south on County Road 2
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|site_intro=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.  
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Amid the prairie grasses are islands of uncovered rock, where American Indians left carvings —petroglyphs— 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.  
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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 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.  
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The Jeffers site includes a Visitor Center and hiking trails.
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Visitor Center: Start your visit to Jeffers Petroglyphs at the visitor center with exhibits, a multimedia presentation, gift store, restrooms and drinking fountain.
 
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Trails: View the glyphs on a half-mile (round trip) trail. Continue on through the restored and natural prairie for a 1.25 mile (round trip) hike.
 
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Glyphs: Walk out to see the glyphs on the rock. Interpreters are available to help you see the carvings.
 
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Jeffers Petroglyphs Historic Site

Address: County Road 2
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Comfrey, Minnesota
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Cottonwood County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Historic Function: ceremonial sitewarning.png"ceremonial site" is not in the list of possible values (Agricultural fields, Airport, Athletic fields, Basin, Battle site, Bay, Beach/seashore, Camp, Campus (educational), Cave, Cemetery/burial grounds, Ceremonial site, City/town/village, Commercial district, Conservation area/refuge, Corporate campus, Crossing, Fairgrounds, Falls, Farmstead, Forest/woods, Fortification, Harbor/landing/levee, Hill/bluff/butte, Historic district, Historic site, Housing development, Industrial site, Island, Lake/pond/reservoir, Military base/site, Mine/iron range, Neighborhood/community, Oilfield, Park, Parking lot, Plain/prairie/grasslands, Race track, Rail yards/rail-related, Range of mountains/hills, Reservation, Resort complex, Road/street/highway, Stream/river/creek, Trail/path, Valley, Wetland/slough) for this property.
Current Function: Museumwarning.png"Museum" is not in the list of possible values (Agricultural fields, Airport, Athletic fields, Basin, Battle site, Bay, Beach/seashore, Camp, Campus (educational), Cave, Cemetery/burial grounds, Ceremonial site, City/town/village, Commercial district, Conservation area/refuge, Corporate campus, Crossing, Fairgrounds, Falls, Farmstead, Forest/woods, Fortification, Harbor/landing/levee, Hill/bluff/butte, Historic district, Historic site, Housing development, Industrial site, Island, Lake/pond/reservoir, Military base/site, Mine/iron range, Neighborhood/community, Oilfield, Park, Parking lot, Plain/prairie/grasslands, Race track, Rail yards/rail-related, Range of mountains/hills, Reservation, Resort complex, Road/street/highway, Stream/river/creek, Trail/path, Valley, Wetland/slough) for this property.

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