June 02, 2017

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World Atlatl Day celebrated June 3 at Graham Cave State Park

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JUNE 1, 2017 – The public is invited to celebrate World Atlatl Day June 3 at Graham Cave State Park near Danville. Park staff will be joined by members of the Missouri Atlatl Association for the free event, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the park’s lower picnic area.

The atlatl is a tool designed with a notch on one end to hold spears or darts for hunting, a technology used by early Native Americans. Activities are planned throughout the day, including demonstrating and teaching the use of the atlatl from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Other games will be held after 2 p.m.

The MAA is hosting an International Standard Accuracy Contest between contestants. Pre-registration is not required and no experience is required to participate.

Missouri State Parks is celebrating 100 years in 2017. Visitors can experience all the park system has to offer with the Centennial Passport. Visit for more information. 

Graham Cave State Park is located on the north side of Interstate 70, Mile Marker 170, near Danville. For more information about the event, call Graham Cave State Park at 573-546-3476. For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.