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Memorial Park


Granite Falls, MN

Just south of Granite Falls stands an outcropping of what is claimed to be the oldest exposed rock in the world.

Chunks of this granite, formed nearly 4 billion years ago, were blasted away in the early 1900’s to build Highway 23, the state’s second longest highway, which connects Duluth to the southwest corner of Minnesota.

We used a select few of these huge pieces of granite to create two sets of stairs, connecting Memorial Park to nearby historic pioneer dwellings and downtown Granite Falls.