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Runestone County Park

TRunestone County Parkhis 193 acre park is the homestead of Swedish farmer Olaf Ohman, founder of the Kensington Runestone. In the fall of 1898 he and his son noticed strange carvings on a large flat stone, known as the Runestone, imbedded in the roots of a tree they were grubbing. The runes were translated as follows: “8 Goths and 22 Norwegians on exploration journey from Vinland over the West. We had camp by 2 skerries one days journey north from this stone We were and fished on day. After we came home found 10 men red with blood and dead Ave Maria Save from evil. Have 10 of our party by the sea to look after our ship 14 days journey from this island Year 1362”.

Runestone County Park
8755 Co. Rd. 103 SW
Kensington, MN 56343
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