An exhibit of the wholly mammoth — the species believed to have dropped a tooth that was found by a dredger in June 1920 in today’s Austin Mill Pond — at the University of Minnesota’s Bell Museum in St. Paul.

LOOKBACK: Dredger unearths mammoth tooth at Austin Mill Pond

Summer 1920 effort to create Horace Austin State Park leads to ancient discovery that’s showcased in downtown store window

June 14, 1920 article in the Rochester Post & Daily Record
Similar to the mammoth tooth found in 1920 in the Cedar, this tooth believed to be from a woolly mammoth was unearthed in the early 1900s on the John Galloway farm located where today Austin has Galloway Park and surrounding neighborhoods. A grandchild of John Galloway gave it to the University of Minnesota’s Bell Museum in 2011 after the tooth had been with family in California since 1937.
1896 plat map of Austin Township with the Galloway farm circled where another mammoth tooth was found.
This tag at the University of Minnesota’s Bell Museum identifies the woolly mammoth tooth found in the early 1900s on the Galloway Farm in what’s now Austin’s Galloway Park and surrounding neighborhood.

Formed in 2007, CRWD works to reduce flooding and improve water quality on the Cedar River State Water Trail and its tributaries in southern Minnesota.