Transcript for Site Manager Tom Sanders' Welcome Video

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Thomas Sanders: If you are interested in Minnesota History, Jeffers is the place to begin.

You have to begin to understand the cultural history of North America not just Minnesota but North America.

You have to come to Jeffers because there recorded is 7,000 years of history, cultural history.

Also recorded is natural history both in the geology both in the animals and plants there.

The plants what is the colors, you know the browns, if you think about early spring, the browns that moves into the greens and the greens change color and then the flowers come going from pinks early to through the year to yellows and blues and ending with deep blues and the grasses, the greens that, it starts out brown and moves to the greens to different shades of green.

Falls, people miss coming to prairies in fall because that's when the copper tones come and the reds come, the yellows that are into the fall.

Then in the winter it's white, you know, with the hints of brown a time of, in my mind, a time of cleansing of the earth.

It changes, one thing that doesn't change is a sense of warmth.

The rocks are always warm.

The snow doesn't easily stick nor does it stay usually on rock.

But back to the idea that it's something more, connect with that.

I won't say it's more important but more is, Jeffers can bring you to a place that few places can bring you to.

And there are places all over the world like that you know.

Cathedrals can do that you know, natural places.

I think for all people, Jeffers connects us again to our roots.

To for the Dakota word untka.

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