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The Red Rock Site         
Site Number(s):   21RA3  
County:   Ramsey, MN  
City Township:   St. Paul  
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1840 Henry Lewis painting
1840 Painting by Henry Lewis.

In about 1840 Henry Lewis depicted this group of Dakota Indians visiting the Red Rock. The boulder itself is shown in the lower left corner. After being moved a number of times, it now rests in front of the United Methodist Church in Newport and is described by a historical marker. The original designs painted upon it are gone. A similar rock is said to have been located on the south side of Red Rock Lake in Eden Prairie, but it is now lost.

1909 Winchell photo
1909 Winchell photograph.

For more information, see Minnesota's Sacred Red Rock Boulder, a study by Kevin Callahan.


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