The Continuing Search for 21GD88, A Suspected French-Period Fort Site on Prairie Island, Goodhue County, Minnesota.
Rept. of investigations no. 5,
INSTITUTE FOR MINNESOTA ARCHAEOLOGY INC MINNEAPOLIS
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In 1885, archaeologist Theodore Lewis mapped the remains of 21GD88, an old palisaded work on Prairie Island near Red Wing, Minnesota. Lewis description led many scholars to believe that he had found the site of an early French trading center that was guessed to be either Pierre Le Sueurs 1695 post of Paul Marins 1750s Fort La Jonquiere. Despite the obvious importance of such a discovery, and the detail of Lewis observations, no one has ever duplicated his find. THe site of the old palisaded work is lost and continues to elude archaeologists. This report summarizes ongoing efforts by the Institute for Minnesota Archaeology to relocate 21GD88 and assess the extent of French presence on Prairie Island. Author
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