Pipestone Region

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The Pipestone Region is an area in southwestern Minnesota. The area was named for its supply of pipestone (catlinite), a type of limestone which local Indians carved into pipes. The area is also noted for quartzite quarries.

The area is one of several distinct regions of Minnesota.

History[edit]

The Dakota were early inhabitants of the Pipestone Region.

The area was part of the Louisiana Purchase and was settled by Americans beginning in the mid-19th century. The city of Pipestone was founded in 1873.

Pipestone National Monument was established in 1937 in the region.

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