The Fall 2008 field trip, beginning in Rosendale WI, stopped first at the Mississippi Archeological Center in La Crosse, WI where Ernie Bozhard gave an interesting and informative tour of their facilities on the UW-La Crosse campus. After lunch the group traveled to Jackson, MN. In Jackson, the Fort Belmont Historical Association members gave members a private tour of their facilities. The next morning MAGF members visited the Jeffers Petroglyph site and were given a personal tour by the superintendent, with special lighting that made the petroglyphs much easier to see. The afternoon was spent at the Pipestone National Monument viewing the production of pipes and taking a tour of the grounds. After a night in Sioux Falls, SD,the group met with members of the Granite Thrashing Association for a personal wagon ride to the Blood Run Mound Complex.
MAGF field trips have combined the camaraderie and expertise of the members with local experts and citizens, making the trips educational, enjoyable and rewarding.