1050 Charles J Becker Dr., Imperial, MO, 63052 / Cake artist: Rich Brooks
*National Register of Historic Places*
Mastodon State Historic Site is where the first mastodon bones were discovered. They were first discovered near Kimmswick in the early 1800s, and by 1839 it became documented by entrepreneur/paleontologist Albert C. Koch, PhD. The site is the home of the Kimmswick Bone Bed, one of the most famous and extensive Pleistocene ice age deposits of fossils, including a number of bones of giant mastodons. Interpretative trails and picnic sites highlight the area and the museum tells the story of Clovis culture, which existed in the area between 10,000-14,000 years ago. Inside the museum is a life-size replica of a mastodon skeleton!
Cake placement date: March 11
Where is the cake now?: The cake stayed by the Visitor’s Center, all through 2015; it has since moved to the nearby old house which can be seen from the center. (February 2018)