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Estherville, Iowa: Estherville Meteorite Fell Here

A rock with a plaque marks the spot, or close to the spot, where a 744 lb space chunk fell to earth on May 10, 1879.

Hwy 4, Estherville, IA
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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