Paris, Arkansas: Arkansas Runestone #1

Cryptic symbols chiseled in stone, left perhaps by Vikings, who must've turned left instead of right at the iceberg.

Logan County Museum

Address:
202 N. Vine St., Paris, AR
Directions:
Downtown, in the Logan County Museum. Two blocks east of Elm St./309 at Short Mountain St. and Vine St.
Phone:
479-963-3936
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Runestones of Unknown Origin

There's a Runestone of sorts in the Logan County museum in Paris, AR. The locals make no claims concerning any connection with Vikings, though. Most people around here assume that the pictogram carvings were made by an illiterate European explorer in the sixteenth or seventeenth century to mark his path.

[Russell T. Johnson, 09/10/1997]

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