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September 19, 2011

The Kensington Runestone: a Minnesota Mystery

Filed under: Podcasts and Slideshows — Lori Williamson @ 4:04 pm

The Kensington Runestone has been a point of controversy, contention, pride, and interest since it was discovered in 1898 by Swedish immigrant farmer Olof Ohman. Reference Specialist Debbie Miller discusses the story behind this important piece of Minnesota history and some of the resources the Minnesota Historical Society has relating to it. Uppsala University Professor Henrik Williams also gives a brief introduction to what runes are and what they are not.

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