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CVB looking for footprint lore

August 2, 2013
The Journal

NEW ULM - A giant footprint, reported to be that of Hermann the German, has been attached to wall of the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce, and the Chamber is looking for explanations of how it might have been created.

The slab of concrete, about 425 pounds, was reportedly found in the basement of the Chamber of Commerce, according to CVB?Manager Terry Sveine. Along with the print was a hand-written note, explaining that anyone who touches the print will "have more for a day."

People are encouraged to submit their ideas on the origins of the footprint to the Chambers Facebook page through Sept. 6. The winner, based on creativity, will win a New Ulm Prize Package. The Facebook site is

Article Photos

Staff photo by Josh Moniz
New Ulm Convention and Visitors Bureau Manager Terry Sveine (left) and New Ulm Chamber President Audra Shaneman make their day more fun by touching the giant footprint of Hermann the German that, according to legend, was found in storage in the chamber’s basement. It has been hung on the side wall of the Chamber office building.



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