Mobile Tour - Historic Canoe/Kayak Tour

APA Minnesota Chapter


Thursday, September 28, 2017
1:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. CDT

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Mankato was settled on the boarders of the Minnesota River. Bent River Outfitters of Mankato will provide a guided canoe/kayak trip along the Minnesota River and potentially the Blue Earth River. The National Register Archaeologist, David Mather, from the State Historic Preservation Office will accompany the tour and offer a narrative focused on the history and geology of the rivers as well as human settlement in the area.

Participants will learn about the following:
• Historical and geological introduction of area rivers.
• Human history from an archaeological perspective.
• What the river means to Mankato, past and present.
• Cultural and natural resources the rivers provide.


David Mather

David Mather is the National Register Archaeologist in the Minnesota Historic Preservation Office. He has been a professional archaeologist for more than 30 years and specializes in zooarchaeology, the archaeology of animal bones. He is also a writer and gardener, and loves canoeing. David has a M.S. in Environmental ... Read More

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