Greg Brick, on “The Rediscovery of French Saltpeter Caves in Minnesota”

6:00 PM  - 7:00 PM
Thursday Nov 13, 2014
Hewitt Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center & Gallery

Dr. Greg Brick, Metro State University, will describe the 2004 rediscovery of saltpeter caves along the Minnesota shore of Lake Pepin. The caves were originally described by French fur-trader Pierre-Charles Le Sueur in 1700 and lost sight of for more than three centuries. Saltpeter was the most important constituent in the manufacture of gunpowder.

This event is co-sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America

Contact: Vanessa Rousseau,

This event is for: Alumni, Students, Staff, Faculty and Public

Admission: free and open to the public

Sponsored By: Art and Art History

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