Estherville, Iowa: Estherville Meteorite Fell Here

A rock with a plaque marks the spot, or close to the spot, where a locally-famous space chunk fell to earth.
Address:
Hwy 4, Estherville, IA
Directions:
On the east side of Hwy 4, where it joins 390th Ave. About 2.5 miles north of Hwy 9 in Estherville, or 5.5 miles south of the Minnesota state line.
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Famous Estherville Meteorite

I thought I should tell you guys that the person who was "travelling" through Estherville is actually the mayor of our town. And, the roadside marker is nothing special. It's a big rock with a plaque on it. Yay.

I don't know if you guys care or not, but, it makes me mad that he's trying to pass this off as a "tourist attraction"...

[Tyler, 01/01/2000]
Famous Estherville Meteorite

While traveling through Estherville, we stopped at a roadside marker describing a meteor that fell near Estherville in 1880. We stopped at the local library and viewed a "chunk" of the actual meteor. Ironically, on a visit to Chicago, we saw two "chunks" of the famous Estherville meteor at the Field Museum.

[Lyle Hevern, 08/12/1998]

Well, it sure ramps up the amusement factor....

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