Med DIS-Norge til USA 23.9 - 8.10. 2015

tilbake til 1. side

Illinois, Chicago
Wisconsin: Madison - La Crosse - Norskedalen - Westby - Amish-land (Cashton)
Minnesota: Minneapolis og St. Paul - Northfield (St.Olavs Collage) Sunburg - Moorhead - Mankato
North Dakota: Fargo - Minot (Scandinavian Heritage Park og Norsk Høstfest) - Jamestown -Theodor Roosevelt National Park - Medora
Montana: Little Big Horne, Columbus (Beartooth Museum), Big Timber (Crazy Mountain Museum), Melville
Wyoming: Yellowstone National Park
Idaho: Idaho Falls
Utah: Salt Lake City

endringer 10. oktober 2023

Grete Emblemsvåg

Onsdag 23. september 2015


Avreise  Gardermoen  kl. 14.00  SAS
Ankomst  Arlanda  kl. 14.55
Avreise  Arlanda  kl. 16.35  SAS
Ankomst  Chicago  kl. 18.35

Her venter buss og guide som tar oss
til vårt hotell i Chicago

Hotellet ligger veldig sentralt midt i byen.

Hotell (2 netter): La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown,
1 South Franklin Street, Chicago, IL 60606.

Reisa gikk fint.
Etter innsjekking på hotellet gikk vi ut for å spise selv om
klokka hjemme var ca 4 om natta. (9 om kvelden i Chicago)

I denne gata bodde vi.
Første middag i USA på denne
turen. Restauranten er
Giordanos Jackson.
Pizza til en person hadde
holdt til 4 personer. God mat

Torsdag 24. september 2015

CHICAGO Illinois.
Dagen byr blant annet på sightseeing i denne byen som ligger
vakkert til langs Michigan-sjøen. Her fant mange nordmenn sitt
hjem fra 1836 og utover, og rundt 1850 var nordmenn faktisk den
tredje største innvandrergruppa i Chicago etter tyskerne og irene.
Etter lunsj kan de som ønsker det bli med til Willis Tower
(tidligere Sears Tower) med panorama-utsikt over byen.
Willis Tower er med sine 443 m (110 etasjer) den høyeste
bygningen på den vestlige halvkule. Utsikten oppleves fra
103. etasje der de modigste kan gå ut på en glasshylle for
en enda mer spektakulær opplevelse.

Hotell: Som forrige natt.


Lake Michigan’s name is derived from the Ojibwa word Michi Gami,
meaning “large lake.”


You won't need to pay a cent. As an architectural mecca for American
architects, Chicago's skyline is one of the greatest this side of the world.
From this angle, you really see the widest angle of the skyline.
On a calm evening, the skyline reflects magnificently off Lake Michigan.
You'll see a handful of tourists, but it's pretty sparse.

Lake Michigan
, third largest of the five Great Lakes of North America and
the only one lying wholly within the United States. Bordered by the states of Michigan (east and north), Wisconsin (west), Illinois (southwest), and
Indiana (southeast), it connects with Lake Huronthrough the Straits of
Mackinac in the north. The lake is 321 miles (517 km) long (north to south);
it has a maximum width of 118 miles (190 km) and a drainage basin of about
45,500 square miles (118,000 square km), exclusive of its surface area, which
is 22,300 square miles (57,757 square km). With a mean surface elevation of
579 feet (176 m) above sea level, the lake has a maximum depth of 923 feet
(281 m). Currents are slight, with a generally southward drift along the
western side, a northward drift along the eastern side, and at times
counterclockwise swirls in the southern basin and around the Beaver Island
group in the north. Approximately 100 streams flow into the lake, only a few
of which are of app
reciable size.
Utenfor Adler Planeterium står
de  kinesiske dyretegnene.
Her er Karl Martin ved geita.

They are installed in order according
to the Chinese zodiac: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig

Get ready for a new public installation.
Designed by Frank Gehry, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion stands 120-feet
above ground, with a billowing “headdress” composed of individual brushed stainless-steel ribbons that
frame the stage opening and
connect to an overhead trellis of crisscrossing steel pipes. The stage
area of the Pavilion is sheathed completely with Douglas fir and features a series of portable risers
and a choral terrace that can accommodate up to a 120-member collective orchestra and choir.

Jay Pritzker Pavilion | Millennium Park
Foundation   (9. oktober 2023)

A monumental sculpture featuring the animal heads of the traditional Chinese zodiac will be unveiled on
September 17 (2014) outside the Adler Planetarium. “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Bronze”is by Ai Weiwei, a leading figure in the contemporary art world
and China’s most outspoken political artist.

Designed by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa and inspired by the people of Chicago,
The Crown Fountain is a major addition to the city's world-renowned public
art collection.  The fountain consists of two 50-foot glass block towers at each
end of a shallow reflecting pool. The towers project video images from a broad
social spectrum of Chicago citizens, a reference to the traditional use of
gargoyles in fountains, where faces of mythological beings were sculpted with
open mouths to allow water, a symbol of life, to flow out. Plensa adapted this
practice by having faces of Chicago citizens projected on LED screens and
having water flow through a water outlet in the screen to give the illusion of
water spouting from their mouths. The collection of faces, Plensa's tribute to Chicagoans, was taken from a cross-section of 1,000 residents.

Crown Fountain at Chicago's Millennium Park - North American Insects & Spiders (   
(16. januar 2022)

The Bean’s reflective surface was inspired by liquid mercury. This shiny
exterior reflects the people moving around the park, the lights of Michigan Avenue, and the surrounding skyline and green space — perfectly
encapsulating the Millennium Park experience. The polished surface also
invites visitors to touch the surface and observe their own reflection,
giving it an interactive quality.
The reflection of the sky above the park, not to mention the curved
underside of The Bean serves as an entrance that visitors can walk under
to enter the park, inspired the sculpture’s creator to name the piece Cloud

Cloud Gate, også kalt bønna (the bean), sett fra undersiden.

It was designed by internationally acclaimed artist Anish Kapoor.
The Indian-born British sculptor was already well-known for his large-scale
outdoor works, including several with highly reflective surfaces.
Cloud Gate was his first permanent public outdoor work in the United States,
and is widely considered his most famous.
The Bean (Cloud Gate) in Chicago | Choose Chicago   (16. januar 2022)

Offering spectacular views spanning up to four states, a one-stop Chicago
experience full of interactive exhibits and…The Ledge, a glass balcony
extending four feet outside the 103rd floor of Willis Tower!

Step outside the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
At 1,353 feet in the air, the Ledge’s glass boxes extend out 4.3 feet
from the Skydeck
Fra "the Ledge" ser vi rett ned
på gata mer enn 412 meter
under oss.

Litt av Nidarosdomen i veggen
til Chicago Tribune.

Like etter at skyskraperen stod ferdig i 1925 flyttet «Chicago
Daily Tribune» inn, og avisens grunnlegger, Robert McCormick,
tok et valg som senere skulle bringe enda mer berømmelse til
«The Tribune Tower».  McCormicks omfattende steinsamling
ble murt inn i ytterveggene. Og McCormick ga sine journalister
streng beskjed om å bidra med steiner fra sine reportasjeturer.

The Chicago River is a system of rivers and canals with a combined length of
156 miles (251 km) that runs through the city of Chicago, including its center
(the Chicago Loop). Though not especially long, the river is notable for being a
reason why Chicago became an important location, with the related Chicago
Portage being a link between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi Valley
waterways and eventually the Gulf of Mexico.

The River is also noteworthy for its natural and man-made history. In 1887,
the Illinois General Assembly, partly in response to concerns arising out of an
extreme weather event in 1885 that threatened the city's water supply,
decided to reverse the flow of the Chicago River through civil engineering by
taking water from Lake Michigan and discharging it into the Mississippi River
På Noorwood Crossing spiste vi middag og møtte
representanter fra forskjellige norsk-amerikanske foreninger

Noorwood Crossing
We are a non-profit (501c3) senior living 
community located in Chicago's Norwood Park 
neighborhood. Our residential campus specializes inassisted living,
skilled nursing, rehab, respite stays, and memory support
(including Alzheimer's and dementia care). For over 100 years,
we have been dedicated to
enhancing the independence and well-being of older adults. 

Fredag 25. september 2015

CHICAGO Illinois - MADISON Wisconsin – LA CROSSE Wisconsin.

Vi kjører til Madison, hovedstad i Wisconsin.
Etter lunsj blir det besøk på Norwegian American
Genealogical Center - Naeseth Library.
Det over 40 år gamle senteret er anerkjent både for sin
store samling av historiske data og som formidler av
kunnskap om norsk innvandring til USA.

Hotell: Best Western Riverfront Hotel,
1835 Rose Street, La Crosse, WI 54603.

Bilder fra rommet vårt i 7. etasje på
La Quinta inn and
Suites Chicago Downtown


Interstate 90 mellom Chicago, Illinois og Madison, Wisconsin.
Bildet er tatt ved rasteplassen ved the Belvidere Oasis.

Capitolbygningen i Madison.
Det pågår en liten demonstrasjon mot presidenkandidat Walker.

The Wisconsin State Capitol, in Madison, Wisconsin, houses both chambers of the Wisconsin legislature along with the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the
Office of the Governor.
Completed in 1917, the building is the fifth to serve as the Wisconsin capitol
since the first territorial legislature convened during 1836 and the third
building since Wisconsin was granted statehood during 1848.

The streets surrounding the building form the Capitol Square which is home to
many restaurants and shops.
The Wisconsin State Capitol is the tallest building in Madison, a distinction that
has been preserved by city legislation against buildings taller than the columns surrounding the dome (187 feet).
The Capitol is located at the southwestern end of the Madison Isthmus.

Fin utsikt fra Capitolbygningen.
Rundt Madison ligger sjøene Lake Mendota, Lake Monona,
Lake Waubesa og noen mindre vann. Fra Capitol ser vi til
både Mendota og Monona

For hundeeiere har jeg fått denne:
If you have a dog look at this:

Kjekt med sykkelstativ
foran på bussene.

(Hegg ble født i Lier, Buskerud.
Det står en statue av han der også)

Hans Christian Heg (December 21, 1829 – September 20, 1863) was a Norwegian American abolitionist, journalist, anti-slavery activist, politician and soldier, best known for leading the Scandinavian 15th Wisconsin Volunteer Regiment on the Union side in the American Civil War. He died of the wounds he received at the Battle of Chickamauga.

Heg was born at Haugestad in the community of Lierbyen in Lier, Buskerud, Norway
on December 21, 1829. He was the eldest of the four children of the innkeeper Even Hansen Heg (1790–1850) and his wife Sigrid "Siri" Olsdatter Kallerud Heg
(1799–1842) The family moved to America in 1840, settling in the Muskego Settlement in Wisconsin. Hans Heg was eleven years old when his family arrived
in Muskego. He soon earned a reputation for himself as being a gifted boy.
Hans Christian Heg - Wikipedia   (16. januar 2022)
Godt med en kopp kaffe.

Bær fotografert på en
rasteplass mellom
Madison og La Crosse.

Flott solnedgang i La Crosse.
Elva er Black River, en del av

The Black River is a river in west-central Wisconsin and tributary of
the Mississippi River. The river is approximately 190 miles (310 km)
long. During the 19th century, pine logs were rafted down the Black, h
eading for sawmills at La Crosse and points beyond.


La Crosse is a city in the US State of Wisconsin and the county seat of La Crosse
County. Lying alongside the Mississippi River, La Crosse is the largest city on
Wisconsin's western border.  The estimated population in 2014 was 52,440.,_Wisconsin

Lørdag 26. september 2015

LA CROSSE Wisconsin – VESTBY Wisconsin - MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota.

Vi besøker den lille byen Westby og Norskedalen
Nature & Heritage Center.
Like i nærheten er det en stor Amish bosetting og
vi tar en liten runde med lokal guide i dette området.

Hotellet i Bloomington ved Minneapolis er nærmeste nabo
til Mall of America, et kjempestort kjøpesenter.

Hotell (2 netter): Country Inn & Suites by Carlson,
2221 Killebrew Drive, Bloomington, MN 55425.

Thrune Visitors Center, Norskedalen
Driving into Norskedalen, the entrance road leads you to the Thrune Visitors' Center. The Center was built in 1983 thanks to a generous gift made by Mrs. Ethel Thrune of Midland, Michigan, in memory of her husband Richard, who grew up in Coon Valley.
An addition to the center - the Paul E. Stry Wing - was added in 1991.
Construction of the wing was funded by the Paul E. Stry Foundation.

Fra utstillingen i Norskedalen



Norskedalen (which means the Norwegian Valley), is a nature
and heritage center dedicated to preserving, interpreting and
sharing the natural environment and cultural heritage of the
area surrounding Coon Valley in southwest Wisconsin.
Norskedalen has so much to offer in so many different ways,
exploring the natural beauty, regional history and traditional
Norwegian heritage of the region.
Hus på utendørsutstillingen

The Bekkum Homestead seeks to re-create a typical local farm at the turn of
the century. The first buildings were moved to the site beginning the summer
of 1982 from neighboring farms. Nearly all of the artifacts, including the
houses and outbuildings, were donated by local families with major financial support provided by Owen and Dorothy Bekkum. The homestead is comprised
of a house, summer kitchen, springhouse, corn crib, granary, outhouse,
chicken coop, machine shed, stable, barn, blacksmith’s shop, and storage shed.

Fra Bekkum-gården
Slipestein på Bekkum-gården

Noen av uthusene på Bekkum-gården


Tobakk:  I slutten av september begynner modningen.
Dette kjennetegnes på at bladenes underside blir gulaktige,
mens ribbene blir hvitaktige, slappe og pergamentaktige å føle på.
Innhøstingen skjer på en dag med klart og tørt vær.
Bladene sorteres i tre kvaliteter. De nederste bladene har dårligst
kvalitet, de øverste er de mest verdifulle.

Fint nummerskilt
Coon Valley Lutheran Church.
Over inngangen står det: Norwegian
Ev.Luth.n Church.
Ved kirken ligger en kirkegård hvor
mange med norske navn er begravet.

Find a grave   

Dregnes Gifts, Westby
Karl Martin handler hos Dregne.
Hovedgata i Westby

Westby is a city in Vernon County, Wisconsin, United States.
The population was 2,472 as of the 2019 census.
The name "Westby" is a Norwegian name and literally translates
to "Western city".

Westby was named after general store owner and Civil War Union soldier
Ole T. Westby of Biri, Norway, where many of the city's Norwegian-American settlers originated. 

Your shopping experience at Dregne's Scandinavian Gifts will be a revelation
of Norway's most treasured gift lines
in one location. Over 45 years of
tradition has been to always bring you
the finest selection of Scandinavian gifts.
Stay updated on the latest products and
events by reading our blog and liking
us on Facebook.
Dregne's Scandinavian Gifts –
Dregnes Scandinavian Gifts   (9. oktober 2023)

Westby Coon-Prairie Lutheran Church in Westby was established in 1851.

The Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad began servicing Westby
and surrounding townships in August 1879, and the La Crosse and Southeastern Railroad began service to the area in January 1905, though both railroads have
long since ceased local operations. The Westby depot was torn down in 1970.

Westby has one of the largest ski jumping hills in the United States.
The Snowflake Ski Club hosts an annual ski jump event at the end of January and
the beginning of February. The event includes a parade to introduce all of the participating countries, a competition for "Snowflake" royalty, and opportunities
for local businesses to sell their wares. The event attracts competitors from all
over the ski jumping world.
Westby, Wisconsin - Wikipedia    (16. januar 2022)

Amish-land, Cashton, Wisconsin. Down a country Road


Amish-bonde på vei tilbake til gården.
Kjelken står klar for vinteren .....

... og vognene venter på
hester og folk

The Amish are very devout in their faith. They believe in the literal interpretation
and application of Scripture as the Word of God. They take seriously the Biblical
commands to separate themselves from the things of the world. They believe 
worldliness can keep them from being close to God, and can introduce influences
that could be destructive to their communities and to their way of life.

Vi har kryssa Mississippi og er i Minnesota

The Mississippi River is the chief river of the largest drainage system on the
North American continent. Flowing entirely in the United States
(though its drainage basin reaches into Canada), it rises in northern
Minnesota and meanders slowly southwards for 2,320
miles (3,730 km) to the Mississippi River Delta at the Gulf of Mexico.

Søndag 27. september 2015


Gudstjeneste med kirkekaffe i Mindekirken og sightseeing i
tvillingbyene Minneapolis og St. Paul.
Hotell: Som forrige natt. Country Inn & Suites by Carlson,


Minnesota Vikings supportere på vei til stadioen.
De skulle møte San Diego Chargers (Kampen ble vunnet 31-16)

Minneapolis is the county seat of Hennepin County, and larger of the
Twin Cities, the 14th-largest metropolitan area in the United States,
containing approximately 3.8 million residents. 
As of 2014, Minneapolis is the largest city in the state of Minnesota
and 46th-largest in the United States with 407,207 residents. 
Minneapolis and Saint Paul anchor the second-largest economic
center in the Midwest, behind Chicago.


It was 1922 when Norwegian
immigrants, wishing to worship
in their own native language founded
Den Norske Lutherske Mindekirke –
known by everyone today as

Mindekirken is still a home for Norwegians and all those interested
in experiencing the rich cultural heritage Mindekirken has to offer!   
Visitors from Norway come to Mindekirken for worship as they do
in Norway and a good visit over a strong cup of coffee!
Mindekirken enjoys a rich cultural experience – through language,
music, arts and food.  The church serves as a link between the
Midwest and Norway.   Mindekirken is honored to have His Majesty
King Harald V as our patron. .

Den 25. september dro femti spente Rennbygger,
inkludert Rennebu Songkor, avsted på en opplevelsesferie litt
utenom det vanlige. Her er de i Mindekirken.

Etter gudstjenesten ble det servert lunsj i underetasjen.
St Paul katedralen
The Cathedral of Saint Paulis a Roman Catholic cathedral in the city
of St. Paul, Minnesota.
It is the Co-Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis,
along with the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis. One of the most
distinctive cathedrals in the United States, it sits on Cathedral Hill
overlooking downtown St. Paul and features a distinctive copper-clad dome.

Glassmaleri i St. Paul Katedralen
Utsikt over byen St. Paul
fra katedralen.

It is the third largest completed church in the United States, and the fourth tallest.
It is dedicated to Paul the Apostle, who is also the namesake of the City of St. Paul.
The current building opened in 1915 as the fourth cathedral of the archdiocese to
bear this name. On March 25, 2009, it was designated as the National Shrine of the Apostle Paul by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Vatican.,_National_Shrine_of_the_Apostle_Paul

Leiv Erikson utenfor Capitolbygningen i St. Paul
He  was an Icelandic explorer considered by some as the first European to
land in North America (excluding Greenland), before Christopher Columbus.
According to the Sagas of Icelanders, he established a Norse settlement at
Vinland, tentatively identified with the NorseL'Anse aux Meadows on the
northern tip of Newfoundland in modern-day Canada.

Guthrie Theater

The Guthrie Theater, founded in 1963, is a center for theater performance,
production, education, and professional training in Minneapolis.


Industrial mills began to appear along
the Mississippi River near Saint Anthony
Falls in the early 19th century. Utilizing
the natural water power provided by the
falls as well as cutting edge technological
advances – the area quickly made
Minneapolis the milling center of the
upper Midwest.     
Within decades, the riverfront was
literally lined with flour mills - including
future corporate giants General Mills and
At its zenith, Minneapolis’ Mill District was
the largest producer of flour in the world.,_

  Mill district, Minneapolis

Saint Anthony Falls or the Falls of Saint Anthony

Saint Anthony Falls or the Falls of Saint Anthony, located northeast of
downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, was the only natural major waterfall on
the Upper Mississippi River. The natural falls were replaced by a concrete
overflow spillway (also called an "apron") after it partially collapsed in 1869.
Later, in the 1950s and 1960s, a series of locks and dams was constructed
to extend navigation to points upstream


"Spoonbridge and Cherry"
artist Coosje van Bruggen, 1942 – 2009
Spoonbridge and Cherry is a sculptural fountain designed by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.


Since its founding in 1940, the
Walker Art Center has collected
the visual, performing, and
media arts of our time.
Mall of America
The Mall of America (MoA) is a
shopping mall owned by the
Triple Five Group and is the
largest mall in the United States

It was funded by a $500,000 donation from art collector Frederick R.
Weisman and is permanently located in the Minneapolis Sculpture
Garden. The piece was completed and installed in 1988 for the
Sculpture Garden's opening and consists of a large cherry
resting atop a large spoon partially straddling a small pond.

Spoonbridge and Cherry - Wikipedia      (11. desember 2022)
Mandag 28. september 2015

MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota – NORTHFIELD Minnesota – WILLMAR Minnesota.

Vi starter dagen i hovedkvarteret til Sons of Norway før vi reiser videre
til St Olaf College i Northfield sør for Minneapolis. Informasjon om
arkivene til NAHA (Norwegian-American Historical Association)
og rusletur på det vakre området før lunsj i King’s Room.

På vei til Willmar gjør vi et stopp i Mankato og ser minnesmerket
for den store massehengingen av indianere 26.desember 1862.

Hotell: Best Western Plus Willmar,
2100 East Highway 12, Willmar, MN 56201.

Første stopp var på hovedkontoret
til Sons of Norway

Der fikk vi kaffe, kaker og en orientering om foreningen.

Møterommet hos Sons of Norway, Minneapolis

Til venstre: Johnny fra DIS-Norge
og representanten for
Sons of Norway.

Fra Sons of Norway kjørte vi til St. Olafs Collage i Northfield, Minnesota.

St. Olaf, a four-year college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in
America, provides an education committed to the liberal arts,
rooted in the Christian Gospel, and incorporating a global perspective.
In the conviction that life is more than a livelihood, it focuses on what
is ultimately worthwhile and fosters the development of the whole
person in mind, body, and spirit.
Now in its second century, St. Olaf College remains dedicated to
the high standards set by its Norwegian immigrant founders.

In the spirit of free inquiry and free expression, it offers a distinctive
environment that integrates teaching, scholarship, creative activity,
opportunities for encounter with the Christian Gospel and
God’s call to faith.
The college intends that its graduates combine
academic excellence and
theological literacy with a commitment
to lifelong learning.



Chapel at St. Olaf College is a time of inspiration for body, mind and spirit;
a quiet harbor in a busy day; worship. Students, faculty, and staff witness
to their faith and invite the community to join them. All are welcome!
Sykkelstativ på St. Olafs Collage
Hodaka Yoshida, Japan

Her er det spiseplasser for studentene

Vi spiste lunsj på St. Olafs. God mat i King’s Room

Neste stopp på reisen var i Mankato


I Mankato er det en liten park med et minnesmerket
for den store massehengingen av indianere 26.desember 1862.

The Dakota War of 1862, also known as the Sioux Uprising, (and the
Dakota Uprising, the Sioux Outbreak of 1862, the Dakota Conflict, the U.S.–
Dakota War of 1862 or Little Crow's War) was an armed conflict between the United States and several bands of Dakota (also known as the eastern

It began on August 17, 1862, along the Minnesota River in southwest
Minnesota. It ended with a massexecution of 38 Dakota men on December 26, 1862, in Mankato, Minnesota.

Throughout the late 1850s, treaty violations by the United States and late
or unfair annuity payments by Indian agents caused increasing hunger and hardship among the Dakota. Traders with the Dakota previously had
demanded that the government give the annuity payments directly to them
(introducing the possibility of unfair dealing between the agents and the
traders to the exclusion of the Dakota). In mid-1862, the Dakota demanded
the annuities directly from their agent, Thomas J. Galbraith. The traders
refused to provide any more supplies on credit under those conditions, and
negotiations reached an impasse.

On August 17, 1862, one young Dakota with a hunting party of three others
killed five settlers while on a hunting expedition. That night a council of
Dakota decided to attack settlements throughout the Minnesota River
valley to try to drive whites out of the area. There has never been an official
report on the number of settlers killed, although in Abraham Lincoln's
second annual address, he noted that not less than 800 men, women, and
children had died.

Over the next several months, continued battles pitting the Dakota against
settlers and later, the United States Army, ended with the surrender of
most of the Dakota bands. By late December 1862, soldiers had taken
captive more than a thousand Dakota, who were interned in jails in
Minnesota. After trials and sentencing, 38 Dakota were hanged on
December 26, 1862, in the largest one-day execution in American history.
In April 1863, the rest of the Dakota were expelled from Minnesota to Nebraska and South Dakota. The United StatesCongress abolished their reservations.

In early December, 303 Sioux prisoners were convicted of murder and rape by
military tribunals and sentenced to death. Some trials lasted less than 5 minutes.
No one explained the proceedings to the defendants, nor were the Sioux
represented by defense attorneys. Pres. Abraham Lincoln personally reviewed
the trial records to distinguish between those who had engaged in warfare
against the U.S., versus those who had committed crimes of rape and murder
against civilians.
Henry Whipple, the Episcopal bishop of Minnesota and a reformer of U.S. policies
toward Native Americans, responded by publishing an open letter. He also went
to Washington DC in the Fall of 1862 to urge Lincoln to proceed with leniency. On
the other hand, General Pope and Minnesota Senator Morton S. Wilkinson warned Lincoln that the white population opposed leniency. Governor Ramsey warned
Lincoln that, unless all 303 Sioux were executed, "Private revenge would on all this border take the place of official judgment on these Indians." In the end, Lincoln commuted the death sentences of 264 prisoners, but he allowed the execution of
38 men.
Even partial clemency resulted in protests from Minnesota, which persisted until
the Secretary of the Interior offered white Minnesotans "reasonable
compensation for the depredations committed." Furthermore, Republicans did not
fare as well in Minnesota in the 1864 election as they had before. Ramsey (by then
 a senator) informed Lincoln that more hangings would have resulted in a larger electoral majority. The President reportedly replied, "I could not afford to hang
men for votes.

One of the 39 condemned prisoners was granted a reprieve. The Army executed
the 38 remaining prisoners by hanging on December 26, 1862, in Mankato,
Minnesota. It remains the largest mass execution in American history.
The mass execution was performed publicly on a single scaffold platform. After regimental surgeons pronounced the prisoners dead, they were buried en masse in
a trench in the sand of the riverbank. Before they were buried, an unknown person nicknamed "Dr. Sheardown" possibly removed some of the prisoners' skin. Small
boxes purportedly containing the skin later were sold in Mankato.  At least two
Sioux leaders, Little Six and Medicine Bottle, escaped to Canada. They were
captured, drugged and returned to the United States.
They were hanged at Fort Snelling in 1865.  Read more:
Mankato jernbanestasjon
Reading Magic
Reading Magic by Colorado native Julie Jones, was the first People’s
Choice winner in the 2011 inaugural year of the CityArt Walking Sculpture
Tour. Capturing the whimsy, joy and integrity of children has been an
important theme in the body of her work. Reading Magic shows what
happens in the mind of a child as he or she reads.
Julie states, “Our minds paint incredibly vivid pictures of the words we read.
My boys have loved all the creatures of the earth, even those they’ve never personally seen.” Julie has been described as “a bright star of the local
sculpture scene.” Exquisite detail is the hallmark of her work.

Tirsdag 29. september 2015

WILLMAR Minnesota – FARGO North Dakota.

Gårdsbesøk i Sunburg ved Norway Lake.
Norway Lake-settlementet ble etablert allerede i 1858.
Flere av dagens norsk-amerikanere i dette området arbeider
hardt for å ta vare på arven etter sine forfedre.
Lunsj på Brannstasjonen i Sunburg og møte med flere av dem
som gjør en stor frivillig innsats for å
bevare både gamle hus og gammel historie.

Hotell: Holiday Inn Fargo, 3803 13th Avenue South, Fargo, ND 58103

Sunburg is a city in Kandiyohi
County, Minnesota, United States.
The population was 100 at
 the 2010 census.
The community is famous
for its celebration of its
Norwegian-American heritage.
The local Sunburg Creamery
Cafe serves Norwegian
dishes including

Klub and Lutefisk.
Hope Lutheran Church and Sunburg Community Bible Church
are in the city, as well as several smaller Lutheran congregations within
a few miles. Despite its small size, Sunburg has several businesses including Skindelien hardware, a gas station, N & J's grocery store, Lake Region bank, Jorgenson's auto dealership, and the aforementioned Sunburg Creamery
cafe. Sunburg also has a baseball team.,_Minnesota

Farmen til Obert og Carol Gjerde.
De driver med kalver og mais.

Bra størrelse på biler og maskiner


Fra Obert og Carol Gjerdes farm kjørte vi til West Lake Church,
med Obert og Carol som guider.

West Lake Church


Kirkegården ved
West Lake Lutheran Church

En tidlig død er tidlig fred
og tidlig del i Salighet

Mais er et ettårig kornslag som blir opptil 6 m høyt (normalt 2–3 meter).
Ulikt de fleste andre arter i grasfamilien setter maisen vanligvis bare en
eller to stengler. Hannblomstene sitter i toppen av planten, mens
hunnblomstene vokser fram i bladhjørnene lenger ned på planten.
Frøene blir dannet i kolbene i det hunnlige organet, og hunnblomstene
blir etter hvert omdannet til maiskolber.

Maisplanter ved West Lake Church

The Old Log Church
Following the Civil War, immigrants flowed into the Norway Lake area with
the majority from Norway and Sweden. On October 10, 1868, Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church of Norway Lake incorporated and built a log
cabin worship facility at this site. Church records indicate that 490 baptisms,
142 confirmations, 72 marriages and 77 burials were conducted here.

By 1875 the population had outgrown the Log Church which was later moved
to the parsonage farm. To replace the log cabin, the congregation built two
frame churches — East Norway Lake and West Norway Lake.
Old Log Church Historical Marker (    (9. oktober 2023)


Inne i den gamle kirken

Ovnen står i bygningen ved siden av kirke.
Bygningen brukes som et lite museum.

Marcias Garden
Information at
the little "prairie":

What you see
before you is a
example of the
prairie that covered
this land when
the pioneers arrived.
They cut thick slabs
of prairie sod to
build houses; their
animals grazed on
it; they cut it for
hay;and over the
yaers they plowed
it for their fields.

A native plant garden, a memorial to David and Marsha Hanson. 


This garden is a
small and incomplete sample
of the amazing
diversity of plants
that developed here
in the thousands of
years after the
glaciers receded.
Some of the plants
you see here
includes grasses:
Big bluestem,
wild rye and
Side-Oats grama.

Wild flowers include: Purple prairie clover, White prairie clover, Wild Bergamot
and Black-Eyed Susan. We will continue to tend the garden by adding plants, removing non-natives and occasional burns.
Norway Lake Lutheran Historical Assosiation

Tre gamle
ved den
gamle kirken

Norway Lake

Obert Gjerde på jobb

En av sønnene til Obert Gjerde driver med melkeproduksjon.

Så er vi på vei videre mot Fargo. Her ble det en ekstra pause på grunn av
passerende tog.  Det ble talt 78 vogner.

Grei transport av bilder. Bildet er tatt på en rasteplass.

Dagens lunsj spiste vi på Sunburg brannstasjon.


Vi speiler oss i busshjulet.
Onsdag 30. september 2015

FARGO North Dakota – BISMARCK North Dakota

Dagen starter med et besøk på Hjemkomst Center i
nabobyen Moorhead.
Hovedattraksjonene her er vikingskipet Hjemkomst
som seilte over Atlanterhavet i 1982,
og en replika av Hopperstad stavkirke.

På veien videre mot Bismarck gjør vi et stopp i Jamestown for
å se National Buffalo Museum og den lille Frontier Village.

Hotell (2 netter): Country Inn & Suites by Carlson,
3205 North 14th Street, Bismarck, ND 58503


THE HJEMKOMST VIKING SHIP, an enormous replica of a 9th-century
Norwegian burial ship, may seem out of place in landlocked Moorhead,
Minnesota, where the only body of water is the narrow Red River separating
the town from Fargo, North Dakota. Standing under the boat’s long wooden
hull evokes long voyages across icy seas, a far cry from the mini-malls and
parking lots that surround it in this city.
The Viking ship, however, actually sailed from New York to Norway in 1982,
and has come to represent the seafaring heritage of much of the population
of Minnesota, which has the largest number of Scandinavian Americans of
any state.

The Vikings were Old Norse speakers who ruled over much of Sweden,
Norway, Denmark, and Iceland from the 8th to the 11th centuries.

Vikingskipet Heimskomst
Using their sophisticated long-range sailing abilities and military might, they
expanded their domain immensely throughout this period.

 In 1960, a settlement discovered in
Newfoundland, Canada, proved that Vikings had reached the Americas earlier than
any other European explorers, around 1000 AD. Scandinavian Americans have long embraced this seafaring history and the early foray into the New World as an
important part of their heritage.
The Hjemkomst, whose name means “homecoming” in Norwegian, exemplifies this. 
The ship was constructed beginning in 1974 by Robert Asp, a guidance counselor at
a local middle school, in a local potato warehouse. Asp was captain of the ship on its maiden voyage from Duluth out onto Lake Superior, but died of leukemia before he could realize his original dream of sailing the Hjemkomst all the way to Norway.
Two years after his death, Asp’s children finally did, departing New York City and arriving a month later in Bergen, Norway. In 1983, the vessel was finally shipped
back to Minnesota, where it is currently housed in the Hjemkomst Center, alongside
a replica of a medieval Norwegian wood stave church.
Hjemkomst Viking Ship – Moorhead, Minnesota - Atlas Obscura   (16. januar 2022)
Built between 1996 and 2001, the Hopperstad Stave
Replica in Moorhead, Minnesota, stands as
a testament to Norwegian culture and heritage in the Midwest. It serves as an educational tool in the local community and is operated
by Clay County’s Historical
and Cultural Society.

The Hopperstad Stave Church Replica is a replica of a Norwegian stave church located on the grounds of the Hjemkomst Center. The church was built in 1998 by Guy Paulson and was constructed of cedar, redwood, and pine. It is a full-scale replica of the 12th Century Hopperstad Stave Church in Vik, Norway. The church serves as a reminder of the Scandinavian heritage in the Red River Valley.
Hopperstad Stave Church (Norwegian: Hopperstad stavkyrkje) is a stave church, just outside the village of Vikøyri in Vik Municipality, Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The church is currently owned by the Society for the Preservation of Ancient Norwegian Monuments.
The stave church is assumed to have been built around 1130 and still stands at its original location. In 1997, a series of samples from the logs were collected for dendrochronological dating of the church. A total of seven samples produced an estimate for the construction ranging from 1034 to 1116 and resulted in no definite conclusion. The only possible conclusion is that this is one of the oldest stave churches still standing
File:Hopperstad Stave Church Replica, Hjemkomst Center, Moorhead, Minnesota - 43957731971.jpg - Wikimedia Commons   (16. januar 2022)

Gaylord “Guy” Paulson was born on June 23, 1937, in Haakon County, South Dakota
Years earlier, Paulson had seen a replica stave church in his native South
Dakota. The church inspired him, and an idea began to take shape—one that would use his twenty-plus years of woodcarving experience and pay homage
to his heritage as the son of Norwegian immigrants. He would build his own replica. Paulson and Beva agreed that this was a way that they could give
back to the Fargo-Moorhead community.
Paulson was not alone in his dream to build the church. Beva, his siblings, and other family members helped at all points during construction. Family friend
Dale Ruff, an architect in Moorhead, donated the time of his architecture firm.
Don Guida of Straight River Log Homes in Park Rapids agreed to build the
main structure. The team took several trips to Norway to study the original building and look at plans and drawings made during its restoration in the


Kopi av Hopperstad stavkirke
Originalen: Hopperstad stavkirke er en stavkirke med hevet midtrom som
står på gården Hopperstad nær Vikøyri i Vik kommune, Sogn og Fjordane
fylke i Norge.
Stavkirken skal være bygd omkring år 1130, og den står på sin originale tuft. 

It was decided in June of 1996 that the church would have a home at the
Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead. The Center was already the home of the Hjemkomst Viking ship replica, which had sailed to Norway in 1982 and
partially inspired the church project. After the decision, Paulson began the ornate carvings that would decorate the interior and exterior of the church, and pine
trees were cut for materials. Construction on the main structure began in
August 1997, with the first two staves being placed in October of that year.

The replica was built on-site and dedicated in 1998 when it was nearly complete. Visitors from Vik came for the ceremony bearing gifts. The replica was given to
the City of Moorhead as a gift. The church was far from complete, however;
Paulson took another three years to complete the ornamental carvings. In total,
five and a half years went into the construction of the Hopperstad Stave Church
Hopperstad Stave Church Replica, Moorhead | MNopedia     (16. januar 2022)
Luke brukt til å gi nattverd
til spedalske


Grete på arkivet i Hjemkomstsenteret.
The Historical & Cultural Society of Clay
County houses tens of thousands of
photos, books, manuscripts, newspapers,
and other records relating to Clay
County’s past.
These are available for use by the
general public and there is no charge.


The cross is a replica
of a celtic cross which
stands in the
churchyard in Loen in Nordfjord, Norway.

The original cross
was emplaced before
995 AD
A gift from Rev. and
Mrs Molldrem
Info ved korset


Lunsj hos Sons of Norway i Fargo

Rosemalt søplekasse med teksten "Nord av normal"


Rollon og Karl Martin i Fargo

The Rollo statue north of the
Sons of Norway lodge in central
Fargo is a century old. It was one
of five Norwegian monuments
erected in Fargo in the decade
following Norway's
independence from Sweden
in 1905, part of a resurgence in
ethnic pride led locally by
Dr. Herman O. Fjelde of
The story of Rollo
Rollo was a Norse conqueror
originally known as Gange Hrolf.
After plundering various
northern European kingdoms
for thirty years, Hrolf agreed to Frankish King Charles the Fat's
offer of a duchy northwest of
Paris and the king's daughter's
hand in marriage in return for defending Charles's kingdom
against further Norse attacks.
Hrolf also agreed, at least
nominally, to accept Christianity,
and he was baptized under the
name of Rollon (later anglicized
to Rollo).

I 1863 laget den franske billedhoggeren Arséne Letellier Rollon-skulpturen
i granitt, oppsatt i en park i R
ouen i Normandie, en kopi står i Parken i
Ålesund og en i Fargo, North Dakota.

Bamsen i Jamestown


The National Buffalo Museum is a 6,000 square foot facility housed in a rustic
log building at the Frontier Village in Jamestown, North Dakota.
The museum exhibits focus on the history of bison in native American plains
cultures, the near extinction of the bison, and the restoration of the species
and eventual designation as the United States national mammal.

Kirken i Frontier Village, Jamestown

Hest og vogn i Frontier Village



The "World's Largest Buffalo Monument"
is a sculpture of an American Bison located in Jamestown,
North Dakota
at the Frontier
It is visible from Interstate94, overlooking the city from above the James River valley. The statue is a significant tourist draw for Jamestown and
the source of its nickname, The Buffalo City.

The sculpture is 26 feet (7.9 m) tall and 46 feet (14 m) long and weighs 60 short tons (54 t). It was constructed with stucco and cement around a steel beam
frame shaped with wire mesh.
The sculpture is complete in many respects of detail. It is sculptured after a male bison in mid-stride and is anatomically correct.

Original buildings
from the frontier
villages of North
Dakota have been
moved to this site
and filled with
antiques and
that bring the world
of the prairie
pioneers to life.

Karl Martin på bar i Frontier Village
Torsdag 1. oktober 2015

BISMARCK North Dakota – MINOT North Dakota –
BISMARCK North Dakota.

Dagsutflukt til Norsk høstfest; en stor opplevelse!

Hotell: Som forrige natt.

Scandinavian Heritage Park

The Scandinavian Heritage Park located in Minot,
North Dakota is a magical place where you’ll find
remembrances and replicas from each
of the five Scandinavian and Nordic countries:
Denmark, Finland,
Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. 
Step inside a real Stabbur, explore our full-scale
replica Stave Church, from Gol, Norway,
and walk around the 25 foot tall Swedish Dala Horse,
to name a few of our most popular attractions!

Fra Norge: En stavkirke,
Casper Øimoen (skihopper)
og mer.

A bronze statue of
Norwegian-born Casper Oimoen,
who was a long-time Minot resident, stands tall in the park. Oimoen was widely-acclaimed across the
continent for his graceful ski-jumping skill.

Grete ved statuen av
Sondre Norheim
Almost forgotten after his death in
1897, Sondre Norheim, the father
of modern skiing, has been
immortalized, not only with a
marker on his grave at the Norway Lutheran Church south of Denbigh,
but with a statue in the
Scandinavian Heritage Park.

Scandinavian Heritage Park
Danmarks bidrag: H. C.
Andersen og en vindmølle

Hans Christian Andersen nearly comes
to life in the park’s newest statue,
which was sponsored by the Danish
Society. Shari Hamilton of Westhope
was the sculptor of this magnificent
work of art. It was dedicated on
October 5, 2004 during and
unveiling ceremony attended by
representatives of the five
Scandinavian countries.
The sculpture was funded by Lynn and
Marilyn Odland of Mitchell, SD in
honor of Mr. Odlund’s mother, Alice
Nelson-Odlund, an elementary
teacher who encouraged her students
to read, using the Andersen fairy tales
to spark their interest.
Hans Christian Andersen was most
famous for his fairy tales even though
he wrote novels, poems, plays and travel articles.
One of the things his works taught was
that beauty comes from within.

Leiv Erikson fra Island
og Norge

The statue of Icelandic explorer,
Leif Erickson, was unveiled in the
Scandinavian Heritage Park on
October 12, 1993. The fine detail of
this bronze statue is a tribute to
the skill of the sculptor, Arlen
Evenson of Boundary Lake, north
of Bottineau, N.D. According to the
Vinlanda Saga of Iceland,
“Leif the Lucky” was the first man
of European stock to step ashore in
America in about the year 1000.
The Icelandic Heritage Society
sponsored this magnificent addition
to the park.
Leif Erickson is a fitting symbol for all
North Americans whose heritage lies
in the Nordic countries beyond our
shores. According to Saga tradition,
his father, Erik the Red, was Norwegian.
Leif was born in Eiriksstadir, Icleand,
lived and farmed at Brattahlid,
Greenland, and served one winter
under the Norwegian king in
Trondheim. Leif, Leiv, or Leifur?
Erikson or Eirikssen? Different
spellings reflect his popularity
with all the Scandinavian groups.

In 1928, the windmill was built by Carl Olson in Powers Lake and was used to
supply water and to grind wheat for the family.

Behind Oimown of Norheim

A full-size replica of the Gol Stave Church, which was moved from Gol,
Hallingdal to the Folk Museum in Bygdoy Park in Oslo, Norway about
100 years ago, has a place of honor in the Heritage Park.


A large 30 feet tall Dala (dawla) horse, which is the most recognized
Swedish symbol in the world, was dedicated by the Swedish Heritage
Association on October 10, 2000.

These brightly colored horses have been carved in various sizes by
Swedish craftsmen and take their name from the province of Dalarna
where is has been a popular form of domestic art since the 1840s.

Sverige viser fram en kjempe av en dalahest.
North-Dakota_Minot_lutefiskfiske Det renner en
liten bekk
gjennom parken,
men det er
forbudt å fiske
lutefisk der.

To the right:   This stabbur is a replica of a storehouse from a farm near
Telemark, Norway. The original was built about 1775. This replica was
constructed in Norway. It was then disassembled and shipped to Minot
where it was reconstructed in 1990.


Denne blide
dukken er
også fra

Stabburet er fra Telemark, Norge.
I parken er det også ei stue fra Telemark.

Norsk Høstfest, Minot
På vei til Norsk Høstfest.

Grete lurer på om det er noe som er verdt å kjøpe. Svaret var nei.
Det første vi hørte var et

Hva skal vi ha til lunsj?  Norsk lutefisk eller svenske kjøttboller
med lingon.   Det ble kjøttboller og de var ganske gode.

På messeområdet er det flere store saler.
Salene har navn etter de norsike hovedstedene.
Dessuten er det en Vining Hall, en Skien Hall

Fin konsert med brødrene Solli-Tangen

Solli-Tangen invites the Høstfest audience on a journey through the brothers'
musical favorites ranging from the 1800s to current songs.
Didrik and Emil Solli-Tangen have made their mark on big stages and television appearances both home and abroad, and are well known in Norway.

Didrik is an educated classical singer from the Barratt Due Institute of Music,
and Emil took his education at the National Opera Academy in Oslo.
Last year they traveled throughout Norway celebrating the 200-Year
Anniversary of the Norwegian Constitution.

The Ringling 5 are a group of ranchers
from the Shields River Valley in
southwest Montana.  They write and
their own brand of music
about life in the modern west. 

They sing about the struggles of
cows with your wife, trading in
your horse for a 4-wheeler, and what if
Jesus had been born in Norway. (2015)


Rinat Mouzafarov's Institute of
Dance performs their most
physically challenging dance
choreography entirely on skis.
This beautiful display of
athleticism and agility is one you
won't want to miss.
Fin danseoppvisning av
unge dansere

Members of the Western Plains
Children's Chorus perform with
joyous enthusiasm in English
and Norwegian during the
Norsk Høstfest.

Veien tilbake til hotellet i Bismarck.


Fin solnedgang mellom Minot og Bismarck


                                 Bjøro Haaland

"Back by popular demand for the 30th time".
  Bilde fra:

Vi fikk med oss en del av Bjøro Haaland-konserten også,
men tok ingen bilder.

No other artist has appeared at Norsk Høstfest so many times nor at any other
festival! Bjøro Haaland is still going strong and his voice is better than ever.
Bjøro first performed at Norsk Høstfest in 1982, and has been the fan favorite
ever since!
 Billing himself as "the Norwegian Cowboy", Bjøro, who hails from Kristiansand, Norway, has become an international country singing sensation. Not your typical Norwegian listening fare back in Bjøro's earlier years. Something by Edvard Grieg,
the great Norwegian composer, may have been more in vogue.

Bjøro was around 9 years of age when he heard his first country music song -
via a record his brother was playing. After that, he was hooked! His first stage appearance was as a teenager. The song? "I Can't Stop Loving You" by Don
Gibson. When his fellow Norwegians heard him sing, they, too, were hooked!

Bjøro immigrated to the United States the first time when he was just 17.
For the next six years, he worked at installing floors and then became a
steelworker, playing gigs after work and weekends whenever he could.
Fredag 2. oktober 2015

BISMARCK North Dakota – BILLINGS Montana.

Vi fortsetter vestover til Montana. Dagens høydepunkt er besøk ved
Little Bighorn Battlefield der borgerkrigshelten, general George Armstrong
Custer, tapte slaget mot sioux- og cheyenne-indianerne ledet av blant andre Sitting Bull og Crazy Horse i 1876. Generalen og hele hans 7. kavaleri mistet
livet. Dette slaget er et av de mest kjente slagene i indianerkrigshistorien.

Hotell: Best Western Plus Kelly Inn & Suites,
4915 Southgate Drive, Billings, MT 59101.

Geese in flight (Highway 94)

Bonden Henry O. Bakken utenfor Tioga, noen mil mot sørøst i delstaten,
inviterer familie og naboer til grillfest for å feire: Oljeselskapet Amerada
har nettopp truffet blink på jordet hans.

Det ble en fulltreffer av en oljebrønn. I årene 1952 til 1967 produserte
den 255 556 fat olje. Bakken havnet i historiebøkene, da oljefeltet ble
oppkalt etter ham.

Så langt hadde vi hatt sommerlig, fint vær.
Men denne morgenen våknet vi til regn og kaldt vær.

Oljepumpene er blitt symbolet på USAs nye makt. Jakten på det svarte gullet
forvandler Nord-Dakota til vår tids Klondyke. Døende provinsbyer blir brølende
vekstsentre. USA er verdens nye oljesupermakt. Velkommen til revolusjonen på
Aftenposten besøkte Divide County høsten 2012, og artikkelen sto på trykk i
økonomimagasinet 10. januar. Siden den gang er oljeproduksjonen i
Nord-Dakota og Divide County vokst videre.
I juli 2013 var produksjonen i Divide County økt til 1,1 millioner fat i måneden,
mens Nord-Dakota nå produserer nesten 900 000 fat olje om dagen.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Theodore Roosevelt
National Park
er en nasjonalpark idelstaten
Nord-Dakota, USA.
Parken ble etablert 10. november
1978, og er på 285 km². De viktigste
naturattraksjonene i nasjonalparken
er landskapstypen badlands
(et tørt, leirholdig
erosjonslandskap), et rikt dyreliv, og kulturhistorien knyttet til Roosevelts
liv, jakt og eiendommer i området.

Medora was founded in 1883 along the transcontinental rail line of the
Northern Pacific Railway by French nobleman Marquis de Mores, who named
the city after his wife Medora von Hoffman.


Vi fikk en kaffepause i Medora.
En veldig koselig by.


Marquis de Mores wanted to ship refrigerated meat to Chicago via the railroad.
He built a meat packing plant for this purpose and a house named the Chateau
de Mores, which is now a museum.

As of the census of 2000, there were 100 people, 51 households,
and 23 families residing in the city.,_North_Dakota

Medora er en by for cowboyer......



  ......og indianere
Det ble en lang dag i bussen.
Fra Bismarck til Billings via
Little Big Horn er det 75 km.
I følge google bruker 6 timer
45 minutter på turen.

Little Bighorn
This area memorializes the U.S. Army's 7th Cavalry and the Sioux and
Cheyenne in one of the Indian's last armed efforts to preserve their way of life.
Here on June 25 and 26 of 1876, 263 soldiers, including Lt. Col. George A.
Custer and attached personnel of the U.S. Army, died fighting several
thousand Lakota, and Cheyenne warriors.

Little Big Horne

7th Cavalry Monument



Iron sculpture by Native artist Colleen Cutschall honoring the
Native Americans.

  • Commemorates the Native Americans
  • (Crow tribe) who died fighting for their
  • homelands in the 1876 Battle of Little
  • Bighorn.
  • Monument at the Little Bighorn
  • Battlefield National Monument.

        Fine blomster, men ikke gå utenfor
        gangveiene. I gresset lurer slangene.




Montana fra bussen.
Lørdag 3. oktober 2015


Denne dagen oppholder vi oss i området mellom Billings og Livingston
der mange nordmenn slo seg ned. Vi besøker Museum of the Beartooths
i Columbus og Crazy Horse Museum i Big Timber. Her møter vi også
norsk-amerikanere fra området.

Hotell: Yellowstone Pioneer Lodge,
1515 West Park Street, Livingston, MT 59047.

En bjørn bak bilen
En ny dag med regn og tåke. Kaldt var det også.

Columbus, Beartooth Museum

Museum of the Beartooth
The mission of the Stillwater Historical Society is to collect,
preserve and share the rich history, art and culture of the
Stillwater County area, through the Museum of the Beartooths.

Grand Hotell:
Built in 1890 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The
Grand Hotel has been restored to her original dignity. Enjoy Montana's
finest cuisine in The Grand tradition, stay the night in our beautiful turn
of the century decorated rooms, or have a beverage at our 1890 saloon.

The Grand Hotel Restaurant serves locally raised beef and lamb and fresh
seafood flown in daily, which our acclaimed chef prepares to world accolades.

Grand Hotell, Big Timber

Inger-Torill og damene som tok i mot oss i Big Timber.

Vi er på Grand Hotell hvor vi skal spise lunsj.


Hovedgata i Big Timber med Grand Hotell

Big Timber is a city in and the county seat of Sweet Grass County, Montana,
United States.  The population was 1,641 at the 2010 census.,_Montana

Konsert på eldresenteret.
Eldste musiker 94 år, de andre
ikke så mye yngre
Big Timber Hospitality House:

Jam session, 2 p.m., Hospitality House

Everyone welcome!
Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 2:00pm
Bilder fra Big Timber

Til høyre: Lodge President (Sons of Norway avd. Big Timber) Carol C O'Dell og styremedlem i Dis-Norge Johnny Lyngstad (reiseleder på Amerikaturen 2015)

Dans på eldresenteret
Crazy Mountain Museum i
Big Timber

Gaveoverrekkelse på Crazy Mountain Museum
Stabbur og skolen
(Sourdough Schoolhouse) på
Crazy Mountain Museum

The Crazy Mountain Museum mission is to excite and involve people of
all ages and backgrounds in an effort to collect and preserve our
county’s heritage. Our museum provides a historical look at
Sweet Grass County with exhibits ranging from archaeological and
geological finds and information to the Pioneer Room which features
early settlers and their families, as well as exceptional rotating exhibits.

Sourdough is an unincorporated community in Sweet Grass County, Montana, United States. Sourdough is northeast of Big Timber.
Sourdough appears on the Ryan Creek U.S. Geological Survey Map.

Established in 1912, Sourdough was an isolated village situated in the Crazy Mountains. It had homes and a schoolhouse. The schoolhouse has been restored and relocated to Big Timber and part of the Crazy Mountain Museum.
There is nothing left in the location of Sourdough today.
Sourdough, Montana - Wikipedia       (9. oktober 2023)

Fra stabburet på
Crazy Mountain Museum

The Norwegian Stabbur, a Norwegian storage house, was built by
members of the Sons of Norway, Fjell Heim Lodge 524.
In Norway the stabbur was a storehouse. It contained clothes, food, supplies,
seasonal tools and many other items. A family farm could have several stabburs.
The building was supported by four wooden or stone posts, each shaped into
point and set back approximately 12 inches back from the edge. The post shape prevented mice from getting into the building. The buildings were also set a
distance away from the main building to prevent mice and other animals leaping
from roof top to roof top and then entering the stabbur.    (16.8.2019)
Melville is an unincorporated community in northern Sweet Grass County,
Montana, United States. It lies along local roads just west of U.S. Route 191,
north of the city of Big Timber, the county seat of Sweet Grass County.  
Its elevation is 5,020 feet (1,530 m). Although Melville is unincorporated,
it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 59055, which opened on
4 January 1883.

Located 20 miles north of Big Timber, Melville was established in 1877 as a
village named after Colonel Melville, the arctic explorer. A post office first
went into operation in Melville in 1883, and the first Lutheran congregation
in Montana was established there in 1885. Until a church was built in 1914,
all services were held in the schoolhouse.

Melville is a ranching community, originally settled by Norwegians.
It became regional a meeting place for Saturday night dances, horse
races, and gambling. This resulted in the town quickly gaining a
reputation for being particularly rough and tumble.
At its height, Melville had a flourmill, a cheese factory, a hotel, at least
four saloons, two stores and a drug store. The railroad in Big Timber
made such luxuries as dried fruits and green coffee available.
Melville is situated along the Sweetgrass River. The town provides
supplies for the sheep camps in the Crazy Mountains and is the
headquarters of the Cremer Stock Ranch, which is renowned for
providing stock for western rodeos,_Montana

Fra Crazy Mountain-museet kjørte vi til Melville kirke.
Ikke det tettest bebodde området i USA.

Melville kirke.
Langt fra nærmeste bebyggelse, men fullsatt hver søndag.

When I encountered this gable-front vernacular Gothic church in March 1984,
its unadorned beauty framed by the Crazy Mountains was a take-your-breath away experience.  I featured the church in my A Travelers Companion to
Montana History book on page 121, and noted the congregation, established
in 1885, had built the church in 1914. 
It has weathered the subsequent 100 years well, as the image below shows. 
The stewardship of the congregation in maintaining the building, when so
many other rural churches have closed in the last 30 years, is to be congratulated.

Altertavla og et glassmaleri i
Melville kirke

But Melville has more than the church–its rural school is still there, and
probably as old as the church, serving as public space within the shadows
of the Crazy Mountains

Det skal være fin utsikt mot Crazy Mountain fra Melville.
Dessverre lå de dekket av tåke da vi var på besøk.

Vi hadde vært i den lille kirken, og hadde lyst til å se kirkegården også.

For å komme til kirkegården måtte vi først kjøre et stykke med bussen.
Så måtte vi gå et stykke langs en kjerrevei. Da vi var på vei fra porten på bildet over, og til kirkegården ble vi oppdaget av en flokk kviger.
Hele flokken kom mot oss. Det er greit å møte noen kuer, men dette var
litt for mange. Vi var glade da vi kunne lukke kirkegårdsporten etter oss.

Men vi måtte jo tilbake. Dyra sto trofast og ventet utenfor. Alle kom
heldigvis velberga tilbake til bussen. Den som ikke var helt fornøyd
var bussjåføren. Noen av oss hadde tråkka i kuruker på veien.
Sjåføren fant fram masse papir og sjekka alle sko før vi fikk gå inn i
bussen igjen.

En ensom kirkegård i Melville, Montana
20 miles north of Big Timber Hwy 191 take the Melville Road past the oldest
Lutheran Church in Montana and go 1 mile and 2 acres of cemetery lies fenced
off in black angus pasture with the Crazy Mountains as a background.

Søndag 4. oktober 2015


Søndagen byr på store naturopplevelser: Vi besøker Yellowstone
National Park, kjent for både dyreliv og utrolige naturopplevelser som for eksempel geysirer. Vi krysser fingrene for godt vær!

Vi kan glede oss til møte med lokale musikere i Idaho Falls.

Hotell: Best Western Plus CottonTree Inn,
900 Lindsay Blvd, Idaho Falls, ID 83402.

Været: Overskya om morgenen, men utpå dagen ble det fint vær.
På ca 2400 moh ble tåka liggende mesteparten av dagen, men vi var
for det meste lavere enn det.

Snøfjell i Montana

The pronghorn is a unique North American mammal. Its Latin name,
Antilocapra americana, means "American goat-antelope," but it is not a
member of the goat or the antelope family and it is not related to the
antelopes found in Africa. The pronghorn is the only surviving member of the Antilocapridae family and it has been in North America for over a
million years!

Yellowstone Mational Park

It's Wonderland. Old Faithful and the majority of the world's geysers are
preserved here. T
hey are the main reason the park was established in
1872 as A
merica's first national park—an idea that spread worldwide.
mountain wilderness, home to grizzly bears, wolves, and herds of bison
and elk, the park is the core of one of the last, nearly intact ecosystems in
the Earth’s temperate zone.

The pronghorn is the fastest animal in the Western Hemisphere. It can run
at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour and it can run long distances at speeds
of 30-40 miles per hour. It can make bounds of up to 20 feet when it is running.
When the pronghorn runs, its mouth is open so it can breath in extra oxygen.
Speed is important because the pronghorn lives in open areas, and there is no
place to hide from a predator! It has to be able to run away!


The Mammoth Hot Spring Terraces have been a popular feature in
Yellowstone since the early stagecoach routes up the Yellowstone River Valley.
The Terraces, first described by the 1871 Hayden Survey, were given the name
of White Mountain Hot Spring, even though they were well known and
named before then.

The step-like terraces form as heated water moves along the
Morris-Mammoth Fault. The hot water carries dissolved calcium and
bicarbonate to the surface of the terraces where pressure lessens. Carbon
dioxide then escapes as gas and the carbonate combines with calcium
to precipitate as travertine.

Mammoth Hot Spring

The Mammoth Terraces are constantly changing shape and color. Springs which
were active one to five years ago may be dry and lifeless now, yet activity may
later resume. Along with changes of thermal activity come changes in color.
Fresh travertine is bright white in color and as it weathers it changes to gray.
Bright colored cyanobacteria and algae mats which were dependent upon a
 stable temperature and a flow of water also change as the microorganisms
die creating a stark, bleak landscape.

Full stopp i trafikken når en flokk med bison har bestemt seg for å
tilbringe en del av formiddagen der.
Heldigvis fant de ut at gresset var grønnere på begge sider av veien og
vandret sakte, mens sikkert ut fra veibanen.

Bison are among the largest hoofed mammals, standing 1.5 to 2
meters (5 to 6.5 feet) at the shoulder and weighing 350 to 1000 kg
(800 to 2,200 lbs). Males are on average larger than females.
The head and forequarters of bison are especially massive with a
large hump on the shoulders. Both sexes have horns with the male's
being somewhat larger
Calcite Springs
Yellowstone River
Calcite Springs Overlook is one of those views. An 800 ft. path will take
you along the edge of a deep canyon where the Yellowstone River flows swiftly hundreds of feet below you. Mountain backdrops, unique cliff formations, and a thermal feature in the distance on the banks of the
river is what you can expect at this must-see wonder. There are some
stairs to go up and down but it is very easy. Keep an eye out for black
bears on your way to or from this area. They are often spotted
wandering in the grassy woods on the side of the road.


Mount Washburn (10,243 feet) (3122meter) rests between Tower and
Canyon, and the entire drive is spectacular.  The highway eventually reaches
it's highest point at Dunraven Pass (8,859 feet), and if you then want to
get even higher, there is a maintained hiking trail that takes you all the way
to the summit of Mount Washburn in just a few short miles!

Dunraven Pass (8,859 feet)  (2700 meter) is the highest road pass in
Yellowstone National Park, and because of this, it can get snow at any time of
year- even summer.  It's always the first to close during a regional snow storm,
and it is always the first road to close in the fall as Yellowstone Park winds
down for the winter.

In addition to being on top of the world, Mount Washburn in Yellowstone
National Park is a great place to see grizzly bears, bighorn sheep,
wildflowers, and a host of other amazing wildlife.


Enda en flokk med bison

En bjørn!! 
Each year a number of park visitors are injured by wildlife
when approaching too closely. Approaching on foot within 100 yards
(91 m) of bears or within 25 yards (23 m) of other wildlife is prohibited.


not all
can be
brown or

Brown-colored black bears are sometimes mistaken for grizzlies.
Black bears are smaller than grizzlies: adult males weigh between 200 and
600 pounds, females between 150 and 400 pounds.
The black bear’s rump is
higher than it’s shoulder, and it’s head is “Roman-nosed”, rather than the
grizzly’s dish shape. Black bears feed on a variety of grasses, roots, berries,
and other plants, in addition to small rodents and animal carcasses.

Vannet koker .....

... og dampen stiger opp overalt.

Det lukter svovel

Mer kokende vann
The Washburn Expedition and the
Hayden Survey discovered Mud
Volcano during the early 1870s.
Both groups heard the sound
"resembling the reports of distant
artillery" for several miles before
arriving at Mud Volcano.

Mud Volcano at that time exploded with mud from its hillside alcove. Since then Mud Volcano has quieted but still remains a bubbling, seething spring.
Mud Volcano Area, also known for Black Dragon's Caldron, Sour Lake, Mud Caldron, Dragon's Mouth Spring, and Sulfur Caldron, is very acidic. Iron sulfide
is responsible for the dark-gray, blacker brown-colored water, while hydrogen sulfide produces the "rotten egg" smell common to the Mud Volcano area.


Sulfur Caldron is an unusual spring. It has a high acidity of nearly pH 1.2,
similar to citric acid, and the growth of a specific bacterium has produced a
yellow-colored spring which contrasts to the other dark-gray or black,
iron sulfide springs.

Mud Volcano Area

Mud Volcano Area

Upper Geyser Basin. Old Faithful lengst til høyre.

Vi var ikke helt alene om å vente på utblåsning fra Old Faithful
Vi venter og venter. Gamle trofast var litt treg denne dagen.
Men endelig begynner det å skje noe

Old Faithful
Temperature 199°
Interval 30-120 minutes

Duration 1.5-5 minutes.
Height 110-185 feet.
The Washburn Expedition in 1870
named Old Faithful for its nearly
regular schedule of eruptions.
It is the grand old geyser of
Yellowstone because of its frequent
and predictable eruptions. The
intervals between eruptions average
between 45-90 minutes and the
average duration is about four
To predict the next eruption, its first
continuous surge is timed until the
final splash. If the total eruption is
less than four minutes, the next
eruption will occur in approximately
40-60 minutes. If the eruption is four
minutes or longer, the next interval
will be 75-100 minutes.

Mange biler langs veien.
Altså noe å se på.
Denne gangen en ny flokk med bison.

Denne kan visst ikke trafikkreglene.



Det nærmer seg sluttet på oppholdet i Yellowstone National Park.
Fra parken kjørte vi direkte til hotellet i Idaho Falls

Mandag 5. oktober 2015


Og så når vi endelig Salt Lake City som er
verdens-sentrum for slektsforskning og
for mormoner-kirken
(Jesu Kristi Kirke av Siste Dagers Hellige).

Hotell (2 netter): Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites,
230 West 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101.

Idaho Falls


Hydroelectricity in the Columbia River Basin

The Idaho Falls Greenbelt covers five miles on both sides of the Snake River.
Hop on a bike or enjoy a walk on this beautiful paved path to explore the
things that make Idaho Falls unique, including numerous local shops and
restaurants and a 600 foot wide waterfall that spans the river.
Denne blir stående i Idaho Falls.
Her gjør den tjeneste som gatekjøkken.

The original company, Union Pacific
Rail Road (UPRR), was created and funded by the federal government by
laws passed in 1862 and 1864.
The laws were
passed as war measures to forge
closer ties with California and
Oregon, which otherwise took six
months to reach. UPRR remained
under partial federal control
until the 1890s. Its management
was noted for many feuds and
high turnover. The UPRR main line started in Council Bluffs, Iowa and moved west to link up with the
Central Pacific Railroad line,
which was built eastward from Sacramento.


Bilde tatt fra bussen. Vi er nok fortsatt i Idaho, på vei mot Utah.
Salt Lake City

A food court (in
Asia-Pacific also
called food hall) is
generally an indoor
plaza or common area within a facility
that is contiguous
with the counters of multiple food
vendors and provides
a common
area for self-serve
Her er vi på:
City Creek Center.

The Salt Lake meridian, established in 1855, in longitude 111° 54′ 00″ west
from Greenwich,
has its initial point at southeast corner of Temple Square, in
Salt Lake City, Utah, 
extends north and south through the state, and, with the
Family History Library
Experienced guides and genealogists
can help you with your research, and
it’s available to you free of charge!

Research Consultants and volunteers
can help you by suggesting sources for
you to search, answering basic
questions such as how to get started,
where a town is located, and what
records are available for a locality
and how to use them.

base line, through the initial, and
coincident with the parallel of
40° 46′ 04″ north latitude,
governs the surveys in the territory,
except those referred to the Uintah
meridian and Baseline projected
from an initial point in
latitude 40° 26′ 20″ north, longitude
109° 57′ 30″ west from Greenwich.
Salt Lake meridian - Wikipedia    (17. januar 2022)

The Family History Library in downtown Salt Lake City, began in 1894 as a
one room repository. It has grown into a five-floor, top-notch genealogical
research and collection library. The focus of the Family History Library has
always been to increase access to the world's genealogical records while
helping guests make personal family discoveries. Besides its impressive
genealogy collection, the Library has an amazing staff of employees and
volunteers and easy to use technological resources. Specialists and volunteers
offer one-on-one consultations to assist you with your family history research.

Items in our collection contain information about individuals who lived
primarily before 1940
Grete på Family History Library
Det er kveld, og vi er på vei for å spise middag.

Tempelet i Salt Lake City

The Roof Restaurant is Utah’s premier gourmet dining buffet located on
the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building

With breathtaking views of Temple Square and Downtown
Salt Lake City,
The Roof is a fusion of inspiring views and delicious food.
The menu includes
our renowned dessert
buffet and exciting international cuisine along
with traditional favorites that change daily.
Celebrate your engagement,
anniversary, and any other special occasion in the elegant atmosphere
of T
he Roof Restaurant


1. etasje i samme bygning som restaurantene
The Roof og Garden Restaurant.

Tirsdag 6. oktober 2015


Dagen benyttes hovedsakelig til arkivbesøk. Family History Library er
et kjempestort senter der vi også finner en stor samling norske
bygdebøker på rekke og rad. Alle får hjelp til å finne fram til det de
leter etter.

Hotell: Som forrige natt.

Vi gikk gjerne fra hotellet og opp i
byen, selv om trikken var gratis.
Vi prøvde trikken også.
Tre holdeplasser fra hotellet og
opp i byen.

Statue of Restoration of the
Priesthood, Temple Square

Til høyre: Tempelet i Salt Lake City
The location for the temple was first marked by Mormon prophet Brigham
Young, the second president of the church, on July 28, 1847, just four days
after arriving in the Salt Lake Valley. The temple site was dedicated on
February 14, 1853 by Heber C. Kimball. Groundbreaking ceremonies were
presided over by Young, who laid the cornerstone on April 6 of that year.
The architect was Truman O. Angell, and the temple is said to feature both
Gothic and Romanesque elements.

Sandstone was originally used for the foundation. During the Utah War, the
foundation was buried and the lot made to look like a plowed field to
prevent unwanted attention from federal troops. After tensions had eased
in 1858 and work on the temple resumed, it was discovered that many of
the foundation stones had cracked, making them unsuitable for use.


Although not all of the sandstone was replaced, the inadequate sandstone
was replaced by quartz monzonite (which has the appearance of granite)
from Little Cottonwood Canyon, located twenty miles (32 km) southeast
of the temple site. Oxen transported the quarried rock initially, but as the
Transcontinental Railroad
 neared completion in 1869 the remaining
stones were carried by rail at a much faster rat

The Tabernacle organ is
considered to be one of the
finest examples of the American
Classic style of organ building.
Inspired by the design of the
Boston Music Hall organ, the
original organ was built in
1867 by an Englishman, Joseph
Ridges. Ridges' instrument
contained some 700 pipes and
was constructed of locally derived materials as much as possible
The pipes are constructed of wood, zinc, and various alloys of tin and
. When it was initially constructed, the organ had a tracker action
and was powered by hand-pumped bellows; later it was powered by
water from City Creek. Today it is powered by electricity and has an
electro-pneumatic action.

Though the organ has been rebuilt and enlarged several times since
1867, the original, iconic casework and some of Ridges' pipes still
remain in the organ today. The current organ is largely the work of
G. Donald Harrison
of the former Aeolian-Skinner organ firm.
It was completed in 1948 and contains 11,623 pipes, 147 voices
(tone colors) and 206 ranks (rows of pipes).

The Assembly Hall concert organ
was built by Robert L. Sipe of
Garland, Texas, as part of the
renovations surrounding the
building's 100th anniversary.

The wooden case and console were
carved in Salt Lake City by Fetzers'
Inc. and Richard McDonald, and

incorporate extensive symbolism relevant to the Church of Jesus  Christ
of Latter-day Saints.
The specification displays the same eclectic
approach as that of the Tabernacle organ, but with a nod to the
traditional European schools of organbuilding.

Modell av templet i Salt Lake City
the LDS
Church has opened up the
Mormon landmark to the
public for
tours — in a virtual,
visual and
small-scale way.

Building the temple

Sandstone was originally used for
the foundation. During the Utah
War, the foundation was buried
and the lot made to look like a
plowed field to prevent unwanted attention from federal troops.

After tensions eased in 1858 and work on the temple resumed, it was
discovered that many of the foundation stones had cracked, making them unsuitable for use. Although not all of the sandstone was replaced, the
inadequate sandstone was replaced. The walls are quartz monzonite
(which has the appearance of granite) from Little Cottonwood Canyon,
twenty miles (thirty-two kilometres) southeast of the temple site. Oxen transported the quarried rock initially, but as the
Transcontinental Railroad neared completion in 1869 the remaining
stones were carried by rail at a much faster rate.

Salt Lake Temple - Wikipedia   (9. oktober 2023)

bilde fra: http://www.deseretnews.

With the actual 117-year-old
gray-granite temple serving as a
fitting backdrop, a
1/32nd-scale Salt Lake Temple model
towering more than 7 feet tall was
unveiled Friday morning by church
leaders in the Temple Square South
Visitors' Center.

And the hope is the replica — replete
with cut-away walls and views of
detailed depictions of the building's
layout and rooms — will help visitors
better understand the temples of The
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day


Fontene utenfor City Creek Center

In the heart of Salt Lake City, City Creek Center is the retail centerpiece of one
of the nation's largest mixed-use downtown redevelopment projects.
This unique shopping environment features a retractable glass roof, a creek that
runs through the property, a pedestrian skybridge and more.
This world-class fashion and dining destination offers over 100 stores and
restaurants including Nordstrom, Macy's, Tiffany & Co., Michael Kors, Coach,
and Texas de Brazil Churrascaria, in a casual, pedestrian-friendly environment.

The Utah State Capitol is the house of government for the U.S. state of Utah.
The building houses the chambers and offices of the Utah State Legislature,
the offices of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, the
State Auditor and their staffs. The capitol is the main building of the
Utah State Capitol Complex, which is located on Capitol Hill, overlooking downtown Salt Lake City.
The Neoclassical revival, Corinthian style building was designed
by architect Richard K.A. Kletting, and built between 1912 and 1916.
The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in
1978. Beginning in 2004, the capitol underwent a major restoration and renovation project.
The project added two new buildings to the complex while restoring
many of the capital's public spaces to their original appearance.


Grete fotograferer fra høyden med Capitol-bygningen.

One of the largest projects during the renovation was the addition of a base
isolation system
 which will allow the building to survive as much as a 7.3 magnitude earthquake. After completion of the renovations, the building
was rededicated and resumed normal operation in January 2008.
The lions, created in 1915 by
sculptor Gavin Jack, were prominent fixtures on Capitol Hill until 2004,
when the restoration of the Capitol began.
The Capitol Preservation Board
decided to replace the original lions with new ones made from a longer-lasting material.
"The original lions were made of concrete, which is a material that weathers poorly and requires a high amount of maintenance.
The new lions, sculpted by master stone carver Nick Fairplay, are
made from a high-quality marble, which will endure for generations
to come," said David Hart, preservation board executive

Chief Massasoit

Massasoit is famously known as the Wampanoags Nation Chief who first welcomed the Pilgrims at Plymouth
Rock after they disembarked from
the Mayflower.
Dallin created the sculpture in
the 1920’s.
He was born and raised in
Springville, Utah, and is known internationally for his realistic
rendering of Chief Massasoit as
well as the Angel Moroni statue
that sits on top of the Salt Lake
City Temple.


Mormon Battalion Monument

Monument erected in honor of the Mormon Battalion. The monument sits on the
Utah State Capitol grounds in Salt Lake City, Utah. Architects and contractors
Frank Chase Walker and James M. Morrison came up with the idea for the
monument in 1905. They eventually sold their dream to the State of Utah and
the Mormon Battalion Monument Commission was created to carry out
construction. The stone carver was Gilbert Riswold. It began construction in 1920's
and was completed in 1927. Orginally dedicated on May 30, 1927, the monument
was refurbished from 1992 through 1997 and re-dedicated November 1, 1997.
The four side panels tell the story of the Battalion: The Enlistment; the March; the
Discovery of Gold; and the Arrival of the Pueblo Detachment.
The Mormon Battalion Man is meant to inspire us to be living memorials of their
great dedication to the call from a Prophet of God.  

Maleri: The Passing of the Wagons Gilbert White and Girard Hale

Inngang til House of Representatives

The rotunda and dome interior


Council Hall and the
"International" bison

This impressive building has seen many changes in the 130-plus years since
it was constructed. Once home to the Territorial Legislature and the seat of
Salt Lake City government, Council Hall today is headquarters of the Utah
Office of Tourism. A hybrid of Federal and Greek Revival styles, the hall was
built of Utah sandstone, most of which was quarried in nearby Red Butte
Canyon. The building was moved to its current location in 1968.  (17.8.2019)
the "Suitcase" bison
Its two most interesting features
occupy the grounds at each front
corner of the building.

At the northwest corner is the "International" bison. This bison wears the flags
of many of the different ethnic groups that contributed
to the great economic growth of the area during the first 50 years after the initial emigration. At the northeast corner is the "Suitcase" bison, representing a piece of luggage bearing travel stickers from many of Utah's top scenic attractions.

Syklist i sentrum av Salt Lake

Onsdag 7. oktober 2015


Avreise   Salt Lake City  kl. 12.22  UA 320
Ankomst  Chicago  kl. 16.29
Avreise  Chicago  kl. 21.05  SK 946

En ekstra frokost på flyplassen i Salt Lake City.
Ohare flyplass i Chicago er stor.
Vi måtte gå langt, og enda ta tog en strekning mellom terminalene

Vi hadde god tid på flyplassen i Chicago.
Det ble tid til både en enkel lunsj og en tur i baren.
Handling ble det lite av, siden det var få og veldig dyre butikker her.

Torsdag 8. oktober 2015

Ankomst  Arlanda  kl. 12.30

Avreise  Arlanda  kl. 13.50  SAS

Ankomst  Gardermoen  kl. 14.45

Fra Gardermoen flytog og båt til Slemmestad.
En hadde vært en fin reise, med hyggelig reisefølge,
og med god guide, reiseleder og sjåfør

tilbake til 1.side

Bilder: Karl Martin og Grete
Tekst: Grete (med mange lånte tekster fra internett)