NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIFACTS
BEAUTIFUL AND RARE STONES
Fairmount, North Dakota's St. Anthony Catholic Church is the home of an attractive pair of monuments created as a church project in 1932.
Then pastor, Father Bierens was an avid collector of rare stones and Indian artifacts.These were beautifully crafted into the matching monuments by C. J. Krump.
Featured inlayed in the display are agates, jasper, petrified woods, pyrites, multi- colored quartz crytal, and marble, to name but a few.
Indian artifacts are displayed along side the colored stones. These include "peace pipes" or calumets of several designs as well as war mallets and grinding stones found in the region during that time when soil was first being turned over in the early years of Fairmount's history.