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National Park Mystery Spot 32: At the Mouth of a Feeder


Mystery spot 32 is a structure in a national park. Using the clues below, identify the structure and the National Park System unit in which it is located.*

It's bad luck to be stuck by a Bowie or buck.

The one the golden dollar girl slept in probably looked like this one.

If it takes one to raise one, these could have raised three.

Located at the mouth of a feeder of a famously roiled feeder of a river that is not a feeder.


Bonus clue, no extra charge:

Circles linger.


* No Googling!  If we catch you cheating, we'll make you write on the whiteboard 100 times: "The second, although once defined as a 60th of a 60th of a 24th of the period of the earth's rotation, is now officially defined  as the duration of 9,192,631,770 periods of the radiation corresponding to the transition between the two hyperfine levels of the ground state of the cesium 133 atom, provided that the cesium 133 atom is at rest and approaching the theoretical temperature of absolute zero, and that corrections are made for ambient radiation."

We'll reveal the answer and explain the clues tomorrow. In the meantime we'll embargo the answer and let everybody take a crack at this puzzle.


My guess would be the Mystery Spot #32 is the reconstructed earthlodge at Knife River Indian Villages NHS in North Dakota.  The clues sound like they reference Sacagawea, and I think there were 3 villages preserved at the site.  I'm also thinking the rivers referred to are the Knife, Missouri, and Mississippi.

the arches in arches national park?

Congratulations to celbert, who was the first to solve today's mystery spot puzzler. Anybody else?

Sakakawea Village site at Knife River Indian Villages NHS. I'm guessing the actual structure is that big lodge behind the visitor center?
I did go onto to make sure I spelled things right. The spelling for the village still looks a little odd to me...

Sorry, Anon 10:36; the mystery spot is not in Arches National Park. And anyway, the mystery spot would never be anything as nebulous as "the arches" in a park that has more than 2,000 arches. :o)

Adding to my previous comment (I had to google to find the name of the lodge!) The lodge is the Hidatsa Indian Earthlodge

RangerLady has also nailed it. That makes two so far.

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