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Ice Age Monument

Address: Round Town Square
Blue Rapids, KS 66411
Telephone Number: 785.713.9733

About this Exploration:

Here is the Dedication ceremony of the Ice Age Monument on May 19, 2012
George is a graduate of Blue Rapids High School and a retired palentologist.
He commissioned this work by the Bailey Construction to depict the geological significance of the Ice Age of the area.  The Sioux Quartzite, was originally deposited as sand in the riverbeds, buried, and still later, deep underground- made extremely hard by heat and pressure.  The quartzite formed over 1.5 billion years ago.
Glaceirs picked up pieces of these rocks from southwestern Minnesota, at the edge of the extremely ancient Canadian Shield, and brought them nearly 300 miles to northeastern Kansas.
Thank You to our very the very special friends who made the project possible:
Design:  Michael Converse, Emily Hecomovich, Professor George Callison
Logo:  Dava Romaniello
Illustration Art:  Pat Ortega
Scientific Content: Kansas Geological Survey
Sound: John Meredith and Mollusk Studio
Narrator: Lesley Moss Meredith
Marketing: Jay Moss, Patricia Osborne
Project Review: Brad Keller
Engineering:  Steve Cohorst
Logistics:  Philip Osborne, Lyle Walters

contact info
Lori Parker

Blue Rapids, KS 66411
Phone: 785.713.9733
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