By Terry Kovarik
Darrel Cardy’s family legacy will soon become a permanent exhibit at the Door County Historical Society Museum. For over four-generations his family found various stone spear points, flake tools and other artifacts on their farm. Darrel was certain they were similar to some 10-thousand to 12-thousand year old artifacts found in Clovis, New Mexico. In 1959, the Wisconsin State Historical Museum said Cardy’s spear points couldn’t be from the same time frame. Wisconsin would have been at the end of the Ice Age. Still, researchers made some pencil drawings of Cardy’s spear points. During a 2003 dig on the property, archaeologist David Overstreet came to a different conclusion.
The Cardy site exhibit opens August 18th at the Door County Historical Museum. Darrel Cardy will be on hand to answer questions about his family’sunique, multi-generational finds.