This city was named to honor George Parshall, a Hidatsa Indian who worked as a local stagecoach driver.
Parshall is the Americanized version of the German name Parschall, which means "naked servant."
Completed by volunteers in 1965, the nearby Paul Broste Rock Museum features the artwork and mysterious rock collections of local farmer Paul Broste. Made from locally harvested field stones, the museum is nicknamed the "Acropolis." Visitors are routinely baffled by the exhibits, which are quietly bizarre and devoid of explanatory descriptions. One major exhibit is called Astronomical Cavalcade. A kind of "infinity room," the hexagonal chamber is equipped with floor-to-ceiling mirrored walls. The centerpiece of the room is an artificial deciduous tree with dozens of stone spheres of all shapes and colors drooping like ripe fruit from its branches. The mirrors create a whirlpool effect comparable to the guts of a man-eating kaleidoscope.
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