Knife River Quarry is well known to those who study prehistoric lithics on the Plains of North America. Owned and protected for many years by the Lynch family of North Dakota, the quarry was included as a National Historic Landmark in 2011. The dedication will happen this Saturday, June 9 at the property. Thanks to Damita Engel of Metcalf Archaeological Consultants, Inc. for writing the nomination, an often thankless task.
While visiting the quarry, don’t miss the Knife River Indian Villages National Park. A great stepping stone into the Upper Missouri region and the village where Lewis and Clark picked up their most famous guide, Sakakawea.
For more on North Dakota’s Historic Preservation programs visit their site here.