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  • hilgren
    This last weekend was the rose city fall festival..i loaded up the 1100 pound wrightstown mooring stone and packed a cooler and set up a booth and lawnchairs
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 13, 2007
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      This last weekend was the rose city fall festival..i loaded up the
      1100 pound wrightstown mooring stone and packed a cooler and set up a
      booth and lawnchairs on the festival grounds...hundreds of people
      visited and many stopped to look and listen and many had stories and
      reports of other ancient artifacts and 9 more mooring stones were
      reported. one new ship site was also reported..

      in addition to educating the public,,,there were so many sharing their
      many many stories of artifacts that their grandfathers had uncovered
      during those earier days of the first settlers...

      in addition to making new friends and meeting many old ones this event
      had many folks talking about these ancient vikings who had visited
      minnesota.

      a few big surprises like the guy who said his grandfather was with
      olaf ohman when he discovered the kensington runestone,,, and then a
      guy named charley,,came back the second day and brought his artifact
      with him and left it with me for the day to show and attempt to identify..

      i also was surprised when ancient viking reseacher,, leland pederson
      came to this big event and also bob berg shows up and shared many of
      his stories about his dowsing experience and times he spent with
      marion dahm..

      i can not thank the almquists enough for loaning me their stone...
      having this out here for a visual aid sure got folks talking and
      questioning...

      all in all it was a great success and this new tool for finding
      artifacts and educating is something for more future consideration...
      this was a good practice round and i was invited and encouraged to
      visit other local festivals in this area we call vinland..

      i am still feelin a bit burnt and will need a bigger sunscreen if i
      plan on doing this again... a tape recorded or video camera would also
      be helpful...

      the waybacks road show

      thanks everyone
      steve
    • DRBAIRD@aol.com
      Hey hey Sherm...sounds an awesome way to get the messages out! WOW! And, well, someday you have to talk about the logistics of all this.....sure doesn t sound
      Message 2 of 2 , Aug 14, 2007
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        Hey hey Sherm...sounds an awesome way to get the messages out! WOW!

        And, well, someday you have to talk about the logistics of all this.....sure doesn't sound so simple as the Johnny Appleseed stories!

        Good stuff!
        Dave



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