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Ever seen a mammoth skeleton?

Back in the mid ‘90s, Tolo Lake outside Grangeville was the site of an archaeological excavation where mammoth skeletons from several thousands of years ago were excavated. Not long after this, volunteers raised funds to purchase a resin replica of a full-grown mammoth that was enclosed behind display glass within an enclosure decorated by murals and a sandy landscape underfoot.

For nearly two decades, Eimers-Soltman Park off U.S. Highway 95 has been greeting visitors and passersby with this unique display that highlights the region’s past when mammoths roamed the Camas Prairie, and the hunter-gatherer activities of the Nez Perce Tribe. The location includes an informational kiosk that promotes the offering and year-round activities of Grangeville and the surrounding area.

Along with this, a short walking path winds through this city park, which includes the Grangeville Chamber of Commerce visitors’ center where you can see other displays and receive information from volunteers about the community and region.

For visitors, it is a readily identifiable landmark to meet up with fellow travelers. The park is a gathering spot for residents to hold functions and events.

The park is managed by the City of Grangeville.

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