Jacobson, Minnesota: Chief Wrinkle Meat

A life-size wood statue honors Chief Wrinkle Meat, a local Chippewa who died in 1922 at the age of 137.
68245 198th Ave., Jacobson, MN
From MN-200, in the hamlet of Jacobson, just east on the bridge across the Mississippi River, turn north at the Co-Op onto MN-70/198th Ave. You'll see the little shelter with the Chief up ahead on the left.
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Chief Wrinkle Meat.

Chief Wrinkle Meat

We visited on July 24, 2020. The park was a bit hard to find and is not marked as a park. In fact, it kind of looks like someone's yard. We took our pictures from the road. Chief Wrinkle Meat is under a small, roofed shelter that also displays a couple of local news articles. There are other statues, fountains, and displays.

[Marci Mayhew, 08/09/2020]

Road Kill.

Chief Wrinkle Meat

Across the street from Chief Wrinkle Meat, there is another quirky statue!

[John Miller, 05/26/2014]

Is that where Chief Wrinkle Meat is staring? Seems related, in some amusing way...

Chief Wrinkle Meat.

Chief Wrinkle Meat

A roadside park in tiny Jacobson is home to dozens of quirky, random statues such as a buffalo, a wolf, a tipi, old street lamps, quirky signs, and a wood-carved statue of Chief Wrinkle Meat, a Chippewa Indian who lived in the area and is reputed to have died at the age of 137.

[BS Meyer, 08/28/2013]

The Chief was also known as Kay-bah-nung-we-way, which means "Sloughing Flesh." He was very wrinkled when he died in 1922.

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