You can read more about the infamous and colorful Pierre "Pig's Eye" Parrant here if you wish, and I certainly hope that you do, but the main point of this cache is the fabulous view of his namesake lake, the Mississippi river below you, the heron rookeries on the river islands, the barges and tugs often seen from this high bluff, and the railroad that runs along the riverbanks. In the wintertime, be sure to keep an eye open for bald eagles soaring over the river or roosting in the trees on the far bank.
This is a small park, but below you is a ton of history.
Much of what we now know as the Twin Cities began from where you gaze at this vista.
The First Methodist Mission in Minnesota was established in 1837 at Little Crow’s Sioux Village of Kaposia, now South St. Paul. Two clergymen and a farmer, with the help of a Negro interpreter, negotiated its beginning.
Below you where you stand, once lived the Kaposia band of the Mdewakanton Sioux, governed in the mid 1860's by Little Crow V, who led his tribe into the infamous Dakota War of 1862.
I hope you take the time to stop, look around, and let your imagination go, as I do whenever I stand here.