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DoneMon, Sep 11, 2017 5:00 PM EDT
North St. Paul, MN, USA

William H. Jensen Family Collection

William H. Jensen (1886-1960) of St. Paul, Minnesota, devoted his entire life to understanding the land, heritage and people of the Browns Valley area. He became one of the foremost amateur archaeologists of the region, known for discovering the fossilized remains of the so-called ?Browns Valley Man.? William became interested in Native American culture, collecting arrowheads and other Indian artifacts. This hobby turned into a lifelong effort to unearth local archaeological and ethnological specimens, a pursuit that led to friendships with many Native Americans in the area. This lifelong collection includes an eclectic variety of items. Native American: Beadwork, pipes, stone artifacts, bone & hide items, moccasins, clubs and pottery. Toys: Steel banks, windup tin toys, dolls, Scamp wagon and Sky Line tricycle. Cowboy & Militaria: Swords, knives, firearms, clothing, saddle trees, holsters and chaps. Advertising: Metal signs, Nipper dog, calendars, paper, books and photos. Also: Original artworks, pins & medals, pickle castors, Red Wing pottery, salesman sample silo, Asian items from the C.G. Rein collection and much more!