A-Historical Hike of Quarry Hill Park

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The lands of Quarry Hill Park were once part of Rochester's historic State Hospital grounds. Join other adults on a guided walking tour of the park to visit some of the interesting historic features that remain from a century of State Hospital use. For example did you know that there are actually two historic quarries in the park, that the hospital farmed over 1,000 acres and ran a soap factory that provided soap to all of Minnesota's state hospitals? From cave, to cemetery, to quarry operations - the history is rich and intriguing! We will cover about a mile of up and down terrain. Participants should wear good walking shoes. Quarry Hill Nature Center, West Entrance (9th St.NE) Instructor: Travis Meyer, Quarry Hill Naturalist

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