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The Kensington Rune Stone free pdf Excerpt from The Kensington Rune Stone As the Museum Committee is charged with the responsibility of making a recommendation to the Society respecting the authenticity or the fraudulent origin of the Kensington Rune Stone and its inscription, it is thought best to review somewhat carefully the facts as to the discovery of the stone. For this purpose the results of the three visits made to that locality by Prof. N.H. Winchell, investigating the subject for this Committee, will here be cast into one statement. The Discovery. The stone was found on the farm of Mr. Olof Ohman on the southeast quarter of section 14, Solem township, Douglas county, about three miles northeast from Kensington station on the Soo Line, on November 8, 1898.The owner of the farm was having a j: )atch of land cleared of timber preparatory to plowing, and his men were grubbing out the stumps. There were present at the finding, or immediately thereafter, the following persons: Olof Ohman, his sons, Olof Emil Ohman, 12 years of age, and Edward Ohman, 10 years of age, and Nils lof Flaaten, owner of the adjoining farm. The exact location was on the southern slope of one of two knolls which together form the higher part of what has been called an island, because formerly surrounded by a lake and now surrounded by a grassy marsh. These knolls have an extreme height, above the surface of the marsh, of fifty-five feet, the smaller knoll rising about fifty feet. The stone lay forty four feet above the marsh. (See the map, Plate II.) When the stone was found, its inscribed side was down, and about six inches of soil covered it. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Author : Minnesota Historical Society Committee
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 1332148166
EAN : 9781332148165
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 96 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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