Two-Headed Calf, Padlock of Viking Leif Ericson

Field review by the editors.

Fountain, Minnesota

County museums can be dull, but not this one. Among the exhibits in The Fillmore County History Center are the mounted heads of a two-headed calf (donated by a local farmer in 1996); a home-built flying machine powered by a car engine, named the Pietenpol Air Camper (built by Bernard Pietenpol); the unique hide of a red raccoon; and a big padlock estimated to be a thousand years old, said to have once belonged to Leif Ericson the Viking, and owned by another local farmer who used it to lock his barn.

Two-Headed Calf, Padlock of Viking Leif Ericson

Fillmore County History Center

Address:
202 County Rd 8, Fountain, MN
Directions:
In the museum at the Fillmore County History Center. On the south edge of town, on the south side of County Rd 8 just east of its intersection with US 52.
Hours:
M-Sa 9 am - 4 pm, Su 1-4 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
507-268-4449
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