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 17. november 2019

Grete Emblemsvåg

Onsdag 23. september 2015


NORGE - USA

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)


Illinois_Chicago_ved_la_Quinta
I denne gata bodde vi.
Illinois_Chicago
Første middag i USA på denne
turen. Restauranten er
Giordanos Jackson.
Kjempeporsjoner.
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.


 Illinois_Chicago_the_lighthouse.
Michigan-sjøen

Lake Michigan’s name is derived from the Ojibwa word Michi Gami,
meaning “large lake.”
https://www.michigan.org/great-lakes/lake-michigan



 Illinois_Chicago_Grete_paa_piren

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.
https://www.likealocalguide.com/chicago/skyline-view-from-adler-planetarium-pier

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.
https://www.britannica.com/place/Lake-Michigan
Illinois_Chicago_Karl-Martin_and_the_goat
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
.
Illinois_Chicago_scenen

Frank Gehry, winner of the
National Medal of Art and the
designer of the Jay Pritzker Pavilionand BP Bridge,
applied his signature style to
Millennium Park’s revolutionary
outdoor concert venue.


http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/e
n/depts/dca/supp_info/millennium_
park_-artarchitecture.html


Get ready for a new public installation. 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.
https://www.chicagomag.com/arts-culture/September-2014/Zodiac-Sculpture/


 Illinois_Chicago_skulptur
Designed by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa, the Crown Fountain in
Millennium Park 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 an 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.

http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_s_
publicartcrownfountaininmillenniumpark.html


 Illinois_Chicago_bean
Cloud Gate is British artist Anish Kapoor's first public outdoor
work installed in the United States. 
The 110-ton elliptical sculpture is forged of a seamless series of highly
polished stainless steel plates, which reflect Chicago’s famous skyline and the clouds above. A 12-foot-high arch provides a "gate" to the concave chamber beneath the sculpture, inviting visitors to touch its mirror-like surface and
see their image reflected back from a variety of perspectives. 
Inspired by liquid mercury, the sculpture is among the largest of its
kind in the world, measuring 66-feet long by 33-feet high. 

Cloud Gate sits upon the AT&T Plaza, which was made possible by a
gift from AT&T.

http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/millennium_park_
-artarchitecture.html


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

 Illinois_Chicago_fra_Willys_tower_utsikt
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!
http://theskydeck.com/



 Illinois_Chicago_Grete_og_KM_i_Willys_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
.

http://theskydeck.com/
Illinois_Chicago_Grete_og_Karl-Martin_i_Willys_tower
Fra "the Ledge" ser vi rett ned
på gata mer enn 412 meter
under oss.

Illinois_Chicago_Nidarosstein
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. 

http://www.abcnyheter.no/reise/2004/06/28/39337/e
t-lite-stykke-trondheim-i-chicago



 Illinois_Chicagoelva
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
watershed.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_River
Illinois_Chicago_Norwood_Crossing
Illinois_Chicago_Norwood_Crossing
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.


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

Illinois_Chicago_fra_rommet


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



 Wisconsin_Madison_Capitol
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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisconsin_State_Capitol

 Wisconsin_Madison_Capitol_utsikt
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:

https://yourdogadvisor.com/things-to-do-in-wisconsin/

Wisconsin_Madison_Capitol_Heg_fra_Lier
Wisconsin_Madison
Kjekt med sykkelstativ
foran på bussene.



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

On October 17, 1926, before a crowd of more than one thousand, a statue of
Hans Christian Heg
was unveiled at the King Street corner of the Capitol Square. Commemorating the most noted Norwegian-American to serve in the Civil War,
the statue bears the following inscription:
Hans Christian Heg
Colonel 15th Wisconsin Volunteers
Born in Norway  
December 21, 1829
Fell at Chickamauga
September 19, 1863
Norwegian-Americans gave this memorial
To the state of Wisconsin.

http://www.historicmadison.org/Madison's%20Past/connectingwithourpast/hegstatue.html

Wisconsin_Madison
Godt med en kopp kaffe.
Wisconsin

Bær fotografert på en
rasteplass mellom
Madison og La Crosse.



Wisconsin_La-Crosse_Karl-Martin
Wisconsin_La_Crosse_Black_River
Flott solnedgang i La Crosse.
Elva er Black River, en del av
Mississippi-elva.


 Wisconsin_La_Crosse_Black_River
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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_River_(Mississippi_River)



 Wisconsin_La_Crosse

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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Crosse,_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.


Wisconsin_La-Crosse_Grete_med_PC
Wisconsin_Norskedalen
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.

 Wisconsin_Norskedalen
Fra utstillingen i Norskedalen


Wisconsin_Norskedalen

Wisconsin_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.
Wisconsin_Norskedalen
Wisconsin_Norskedalen
Hus på utendørsutstillingen

 Wisconsin_Norskedalen
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.
http://www.norskedalen.org/experience-norskedalen/bekkum-homestead-open-air-museum/

Wisconsin_Norskedalen
Fra Bekkum-gården
Wisconsin_Norskedalen
Slipestein på Bekkum-gården




 Wisconsin_Norskedalen
Noen av uthusene på Bekkum-gården

 Wisconsin_Norskedalen
Smia

Wisconsin_Norskedalen
Tobakk
Wisconsin_Norskedalen
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.

https://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobakksplante

Wisconsin_Norskedalen
Fint nummerskilt
Wisconsin_Norskedalen_
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   



Wisconsin_Westby_Dregne
Wisconsin_Westby_Dregne
Dregnes Gifts, Westby
Wisconsin_Westby_Dregne
Karl Martin handler hos Dregne
Wisconsin_Westby
Hovedgata i Westby

Wisconsin_Westby
Visit Dregne's Scandinavian
Gifts in Westby for Norway's
most treasured and unique
Scandanavian gifts in one
location. From art, jewelry
and clothing to food, linens,
books, Christmas items and
more, you won't believe the
variety in our store!    
  
http://www.dregnesscandinaviangifts.com/
Norwegian immigrants settled in the area in 1848. In 1867, Ole T. Westby
built a general store here. Ole also served the Union in the Civil War.
When the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad completed its line from
Sparta to Viroqua, it made Westby a station, and named it after Ole T. Westby.

http://www.westbywi.com/norHistory.html

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


 Wisconsin_Amish-land
Amish-gård
 
 Wisconsin_Amish-land


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

... 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.

http://lancasterpa.com/amish/


 Minnesota_Mississippi
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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi_River

Søndag 27. september 2015

MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota.

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


                                   Minnesota_Minneapolis


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.  

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minneapolis


Minnesota_Minneapolis_Mindekirken
Mindekirken

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.

Minnesota_Minneapolis_Mindekirken
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. .

http://www.mindekirken.net/index.php/about-us/who-ae-we


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



 Minnesota_Minneapolis_Mindekirken
Etter gudstjenesten ble det servert lunsj i underetasjen.
St Paul katedralen
 Minnesota_St_Paul
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.

              Minnesota_St_Paul_katedralen_
Glassmaleri i St. Paul Katedralen
Minnesota_St_Paul
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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathedral_of_Saint_Paul,_National_Shrine_of_the_Apostle_Paul

                   Minnesota_St_Paul_Capitol_og_Leiv_Erikson
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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leif_Erikson



 Minnesota_Minneapolis_general_Mills_promenade
Guthrie Theater
http://www.guthrietheater.org/

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guthrie_Theater

 Minnesota_Minneapolis_

Minnesota_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
Pillsbury.
At its zenith, Minneapolis’ Mill District was
the largest producer of flour in the world.   

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mills_District,_
Minneapolis

  Mill district, Minneapolis

 Minnesota_Minneapolis
Saint Anthony Falls or the Falls of Saint Anthony


 Minnesota_Minneapolis
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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Anthony_Falls


  Minnesota_Minneapolis_spoon_and_cherry
"Spoonbridge and Cherry" artist Coosje van Bruggen, 1942 – 2009
In searching for a subject that was horizontal and included fountain elements,
so as not to dominate the other sculptures in the garden, we tried a spoon over water, terminating in an island, similar in form to an earlier fantastic proposal
to replace Navy Pier on Lake Michigan. Its silver color and edges suggested ice-skating, a popular activity during Minneapolis' several months of winter.
The raised bowl of the spoon, in its large scale, suggested the bow of a ship.
Coosje, however, had always considered the spoon form in itself too passive a sculptural subject, which she had once playfully demonstrated by placing a wooden cherry with a stem made from a nail into a spoon found in the studio,
an act that instantly energized the subject. The combination was now repeated
 in the presentation model for the garden sculpture.


Minnesota_Minneapolis_kunstgalleri

Since its founding in 1940, the
Walker Art Center has collected
the visual, performing, and
media arts of our time.


http://www.walkerart.org/collections
Minnesota_Minneapolis_Mall_of_America
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
.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Mall_of_America





The cherry stem was situated in a contrapposto relation to the curve of the spoon
and eventually turned into a fountain: while spray from the end of the stem
disperses in the air, water issues silently from its base, coating the voluptuous
cherry so that it glistens. The cherry is aligned with the long axis of the garden
allée, dramatically attracting visitors with its deep red hue. The former circular
pool was transformed into the shape of a linden-tree seed pod and cattails were
planted along its edge.

Spoonbridge and Cherry, takes on a new aspect in the winter season. The water is
shut off, but, topped with snow, the cherry turns into a mouthful of ice cream sundae.

http://oldenburgvanbruggen.com/largescaleprojects/spoonbridge.htm
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.





 Minnesota_Minneapolis
Minnesota_Minneapolis_Sons_of_Norway
Minnesota_Minneapolis_Sons_of_Norway
Første stopp var på hovedkontoret
til Sons of Norway

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


 Minnesota_Minneapolis_Sons_of_Norway
Møterommet hos Sons of Norway, Minneapolis

Minnesota_Minneapolis_Sons_of_Norway
Minnesota_Minneapolis_Sons_of_Norway
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.




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In the spirit of free inquiry and free expression, it offers a distinctive
environment that integrates teaching, scholarship, creative activity,
and
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.
http://wp.stolaf.edu/about/mission/

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 Minnesota_North-Field_St-Olavs-Collage

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!

http://wp.stolaf.edu/ministry/worship/
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Sykkelstativ på St. Olafs Collage
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Hodaka Yoshida, Japan



 Minnesota_North-Field_St-Olavs-Collage
Her er det spiseplasser for studentene

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


 Minnesota_Mankato
Neste stopp på reisen var i Mankato

 Minnesota_Mankato


 Minnesota_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
'Sioux').

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.



Trial
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.


Execution
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:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dakota_War_of_1862
Minnesota_Mankato
Mankato jernbanestasjon
Minnesota_Mankato
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.
https://www.cityartmankato.com/cityart/reading-magic/
(16.8.2019)


 Minnesota
Kveldshimmel
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

Minnesota_Sunburg
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.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunburg,_Minnesota



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


 Minnesota_Sunburg
Bra størrelse på biler og maskiner


 Minnesota_Sunburg_Gjerde_farm


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


 Minnesota_West_Lake_Lutheran_Church
West Lake Church


Minnesota_West_Lake_Lutheran_Church

Minnesota_West_Lake_Lutheran_Church
Kirkegården ved
West Lake Lutheran Church


Minnesota_West_Lake_Lutheran_Church
En tidlig død er tidlig fred
og tidlig del i Salighet

Minnesota_ved_West_Lake_Lutheran_Church.
Maisplanter
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. 

https://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mais


 Minnesota_ved_West_Lake_Lutheran_Church.
Maisplanter ved West Lake Church

 Minnesota_Sunburg_Old_Log_church_og_museet
The main NLLHA site, at the same location as the original Old Log Church
(1868) At left, the replica of the Old Log Church, completed 1999. 
The other buikding is a log building given by the Peterson family, now
used as an Interpretive Center.
http://www.nllha.org/site2004.htm



 Minnesota_Sunburg_Old_Log_church.

 Minnesota_Sunburg_Old_Log_church
Inne i den gamle kirken

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

Minnesota_Sunburg_naturens_praerie
Marcias Garden
Information at
the little "prairie":

What you see
before
you is a small
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. 

 

Minnesota_Sunburg_naturens_praerie
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,
Canadian
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

Minnesota_Sunburg_the_old_Log_churc
Tre gamle gravstener
ved den gamle kirken
 




 Minnesota_Sunburg_Norway_Lake
Norway Lake

 Minnesota_Sunburg_Gjerde_farm
Obert Gjerde på jobb

Minnesota_Sunburg_Gjerde_farm
Minnesota_Sunburg_Gjerde_farm
En av sønnene til Obert Gjerde driver med melkeproduksjon.

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



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

 Minnesota_Sunburg_brannstasjon
Dagens lunsj spiste vi på Sunburg brannstasjon.




     Busshjul

Vi kan speile 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

Heimskomst
The raider kings and bands of the Norse people, the Vikings ruled the Northern European seas from the 8th through the 11th centuries CE. They traveled and traded far, touching down in Canada and exchanging goods from as far east as Iraq. At the foundation of their influence and reign was the long boat – a vessel adapted for both sailing the high seas and navigating shallow rivers, thanks to the hull's flexibility, the presence of both sails and oars, and a shallow draft. With these ships, the Vikings left their mark on a wide swath of the globe.


Minnesota_Moorhead_hjemkomst
Minnesota_Moorhead_hjemkomst
Vikingskipet Heimskomst

In 1971, one of the descendants of these people — both the Norwegian immigrants and their older Viking counterparts -- Robert Asp decided that he would return to the sea. The Moorhead Junior High School guidance counselor had shared his dreams of building a Viking ship with his brother Bjarne for years, but his plans were mobilized after a severe fall from a friend's roof that summer. While recovering from his injuries, Bob studied his Norwegian heritage and found the story of the Gokstad burial ship that had been unearthed from a burial mound near Sandefjord, Norway, in 1880. Current estimates suggest this ship was constructed circa 800 CE. Bob would build a Viking ship modeled after the Gokstad and he would dream of sailing it to Norway.
https://www.hcscconline.org/the-hjemkomst.html
Minnesota_Moorhead_Hjemkomst_Hopperstad
Built between 1996 and 2001, the Hopperstad Stave
Church
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.

Conversion to Christianity in Norway occurred by royal decree at the end of
the Viking Age. Despite the declaration, many Norwegians still practiced
their traditional pagan religion, which had not required structures of worship
but did recognize sacred sites. Those same sites were used to build new
Christian churches that blended together old and new, pagan and Christian,
in a unique style.

Scandinavian stave churches were built during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. The name comes from the support pillars (staves) in their interiors. Structurally, stave churches combine a Catholic, medieval, basilica-style church and a traditional Scandinavian log building. Stylistically, dragons—pagan
guards against evil—have their place next to religious art and crucifixes.
Between 900 and 1000 stave churches were built in Norway.

https://www.hcscconline.org/the-hopperstad-stave-church.html
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When Gaylord “Guy” Paulson retired in the mid-1990s, he went looking
for a project.
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 1880s.



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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. 
Wikipedia
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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
Replica.
https://www.hcscconline.org/the-hopperstad-stave-church.html
Minnesota_Moorhead_Hopperstad
Luke brukt til å gi nattverd
til spedalske

Minnesota_Moorhead_Hopperstad

  Minnesota_Moorhead_hjemkomstsenteret
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. 
https://www.hcscconline.org/holdings.html


Minnesota_Moorhead_hjemkomstsenteret

Trollpar

Minnesota_Moorhead_hjemkomst
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

Minnesota_Moorhead_hjemkomst

 North-Dakota_Fargo_Sons-of-Norway
Lunsj hos Sons of Norway i Fargo

 North-Dakota_Fargo_Sons-of-Norway
Rosemalt søplekasse med teksten "Nord av normal"

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 North-Dakota_Jamestown
 
  North-Dakota_Fargo_Rollon  
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
Wahpeton.
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).

https://www.fargomoorhead.org/what-to-do
/rollo-the-viking-statue/

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.

North-Dakota_Jamestown
Bamsen i Jamestown
Noth-Dakota_Jamestown

NATIONAL BUFFALO MUSEUM

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.
http://www.buffalomuseum.com/visit/

 Noth-Dakota_Jamestown
Kirken i Frontier Village, Jamestown


 Noth-Dakota_Jamestown
Hest og vogn i Frontier Village
North-Dakota_Jamestown

WORLD'S

LARGEST BUFFALO MONUMENT

The "World's Largest Buffalo Monument"
is a sculpture of an American Bison located in Jamestown,
North Dakota
at the Frontier
Village.
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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World%27s_Largest_Buffalo

Noth-Dakota_Jamestown
FRONTIER VILLAGE
Original buildings
from the frontier
villages of North
Dakota have been
moved to this site
and filled with
antiques and
artifacts
that bring the world
of the prairie
pioneers to life.
http://discoverjamestownnd.
com/play/frontier-village/

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!


North-Dakota_Minot_Casper_Oimoen
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.
https://scandinavianheritage.org/tour-the-park/casper-oimoen-statue/

North-Dakota_Minot_Sondre-Norheim
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.
https://scandinavianheritage.org/tour-the-park/sondre-norheim-statue/




Scandinavian Heritage Park
North-Dakota_Minot_H-C-Andersen
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.
https://scandinavianheritage.org
/tour-the-park/hans-christian-andersen-statue/



North-Dakota_Minot_Leiv-Erikson
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.
https://scandinavianheritage.org/tour-the-park/
leif-eirikssen-statue/


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.
https://scandinavianheritage.org/tour-the-park/danish-windmill/

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.
https://scandinavianheritage.org/tour-the-park/gol-stave-church-museum/



Right:

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.
https://scandinavianheritage.org/tour-the-park/dala-horse/





 North-Dakota_Minot_dalahest
Sverige viser fram en kjempe av en dalahest.
North-Dakota_Minot_lutefiskfiske Det renner en
liten bekk
gjennom parken,
men det er
dessverre
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. 

https://scandinavianheritage.org/tour-the-park/stabbur/

North-Dakota_Minot_svenskedokke

Denne blide
dukken er
også fra
Sverige.

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

Norsk Høstfest, Minot
 North-Dakota_Minot_norsk_hostfest
På vei til Norsk Høstfest.


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



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


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




 North-Dakota_Minot_norsk_hostfest
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. 
 
http://hostfest.com/entertainment/solli-tangen/

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

They sing about the struggles of
sorting
cows with your wife, trading in
your horse for a 4-wheeler, and what if
Jesus had been born in Norway.
http://www.ringling5.com/ (2015)

North-Dakota_Minot_norsk_hostfest
 


North-Dakota_Minot_norsk_hostfest
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.
 
http://hostfest.com/entertainment/skandi-ski-fantasy/
North-Dakota_Minot_norsk_hostfest
Fin danseoppvisning av
unge dansere
.

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

 North-Dakota_Minot_Bismarck_
Veien tilbake til hotellet i Bismarck.

North-Dakota_Minot_Bismarck_solnedgangen

Fin solnedgang mellom Minot og Bismarck


North-Dakota_Minot_Bismarck_solnedgangen


                                 Bjøro Haaland

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

 
http://hostfest.com/entertainment/bjoro-haaland/

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.
http://hostfest.com/entertainment/bjoro-haaland/
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.


    
                     North_Dakota
                 
Geese in flight (Highway 94)


http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMDA2A_Geese_in_Flight_Gladstone_ND



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.
(2015)
http://www.fvn.no/okonomi/siste_nytt/Oljeboom-i-det-norske-Amerika-2473773.html



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


 North_Dakota_oljeboring
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
prærien.
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
 North_Dakota_Theodore_Roosevelt_National_Park

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
 North_Dakota_Theodore_Roosevelt_National_Park
North_Dakota_Theodore_Roosevelt_National_Park
https://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_
Roosevelt_
nasjonalpark

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.


 North-Dakota_Medora
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.


Medora

   North-Dakota_Medora
Vi fikk en kaffepause i Medora.
En veldig koselig by.


North-Dakota_Medora

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.
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medora,_North_Dakota

North-Dakota_Medora
Medora er en by for cowboyer......

North-Dakota_Medora

 


                                    North-Dakota_Medora

    North-Dakota_Medora
  ......og indianere
Montana
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.

http://www.nps.gov/libi/index.htm

Little Big Horne

Montana_Little-Big-Horne
7th Cavalry Monument

 Montana_Little-Big-Horne

Montana_Little-Big-Horne
Montana_Little-Big-Horne


 Montana_Little-Big-Horne
Iron sculpture by Native artist Colleen Cutschall honoring the
Native Americans.



 Montana_Little-Big-Horne
Montana_Little-Big-Horne
  • 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.



        Montana_Little-Big-Horne
        Fine blomster, men ikke gå utenfor
        gangveiene. I gresset lurer slangene.

Montana_Little-Big-Horne


 Montana_Little-Big-Horne


 Montana_Little-Big-Horne
Montana_Little-Big-Horne
Montana_Little-Big-Horne



 Montana
Montana fra bussen.
Lørdag 3. oktober 2015

BILLINGS – BIG TIMBER – LIVINGSTON Montana

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.



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

Columbus, Beartooth Museum
Montana_Beartooth_museum


Montana_Columbus_Beartooths-museum
Vaskemaskin
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
 Montana_Big-Timber

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

Vi er på Grand Hotell hvor vi skal spise lunsj.

 

 Montana_Big-Timber
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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Timber,_Montana

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


Jam session, 2 p.m., Hospitality House

Everyone welcome!
Date: 
Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 2:00pm

Montana_Big-Timber
Montana_Big-Timber
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)

Montana_Big-Timber
Dans på eldresenteret
Montana_Big-Timber
Crazy Mountain Museum i
Big Timber


 Montana_Big-Timber_Crazy-Mountains-museum_
Gaveoverrekkelse på Crazy Mountain Museum
Montana_Big-Timber_Crazy-Mountains-museum
Montana_Big-Timber_Crazy-Mountains-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.
http://www.crazymountainmuseum.com/


The Sourdough schoolhouse was built in 1912 on the David Nevin
property in what became known as School District 43.

In the school year 1951-1952 the teacher, Evelyn Larson Willson, taught
at the school. Since a teacherage, a house or accommodations for the
teacher to live, wasn’t available she lived in the one room schoolhouse. 

She partitioned part of the one room schoolhouse off with a blanket to
serve as her bedroom at night.

http://www.crazymountainmuseum.com/school.shtml

       Montana_Big-Timber_Crazy-Mountains-museum
      Montana_Big-Timber_Crazy-Mountains-museum
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.

http://www.crazymountainmuseum.com/stabber.shtml    (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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melville,_Montana


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



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


 Montana_Melville
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.


     Montana_Melville
       Montana_Melville
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
.
http://montanahistoriclandscape.com/tag/melville-lutheran-church/

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



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

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.



 Montana_Melville
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. 

http://www.interment.net/data/us/mt/sweetgrass/melville_luth/

Søndag 4. oktober 2015

LIVINGSTON Montana – YELLOWSTONE Wyoming - IDAHO FALLS Idaho.

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.




Montana
Snøfjell i Montana
 

 Wyoming_Yellowstone_National_Park
Prærieantilope
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.
A
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.

http://www.nps.gov/yell/index.htm





Prærieantilope
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!
https://nhpbs.org/natureworks/pronghorn.htm

 Wyoming_Yellowstone_National_Park

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.




 Wyoming_Yellowstone_National_Park
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.  

http://www.yellowstonenationalpark.com/mammoth.htm

 Wyoming_Yellowstone_National_Park
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.



 Wyoming_Yellowstone_National_Park
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
.

http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Bison
Wyoming_Yellowstone_National_Park
Calcite Springs
Wyoming_Yellowstone_National_Park
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. 
http://www.youryellowstonevacation.com/index.php?p=region&region_id=2&category_id=38&m
ember_id=210


 Wyoming_Yellowstone_National_Park

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.
http://enjoyyourparks.com/YellowstoneParkWashburn.html

 Wyoming_Yellowstone_National_Park


 Wyoming_Yellowstone_National_Park
Enda en flokk med bison

 Wyoming_Yellowstone_National_Park
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.
http://www.yellowstonenationalpark.com/wildlife.htm



Wyoming_Yellowstone_bear
Black bears are
not all black; their
coats can be
cinnamon, blonde,
brown or black.
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.
 
http://yellowstone.net/wildlife/black-bear
s

 Wyoming_Yellowstone_National_Park
Vannet koker .....


 Wyoming_Yellowstone_National_Park
... og dampen stiger opp overalt.

 Wyoming_Yellowstone_National_Park
Det lukter svovel


 Wyoming_Yellowstone_National_Park
Mer kokende vann
Wyoming_Yellowstone_National_Park
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.

Wyoming_Yellowstone_National_Park
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.



 Wyoming_Yellowstone_National_Park


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.  

http://www.yellowstonenationalpark.com/mudvolcano.htm

 Wyoming_Yellowstone_National_Park
Mud Volcano Area


 Wyoming_Yellowstone_National_Park_mud_volcano
Mud Volcano Area

 Wyoming_Yellowstone_National_Park
Upper Geyser Basin. Old Faithful lengst til høyre.

Wyoming_Yellowstone_National_Park
Vi var ikke helt alene om å vente på utblåsning fra Old Faithful

Wyoming_Yellowstone_Old_Faithful
Wyoming_Yellowstone_Old_Faithful
Vi venter og venter. Gamle trofast var litt treg denne dagen.
Men endelig begynner det å skje noe
.


 
  Wyoming_Yellowstone_Old_Faithful
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 minutes.
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. 

http://www.yellowstonenationalpark.com/
uppergeyser.htm

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

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Denne kan visst ikke trafikkreglene.



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



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Mandag 5. oktober 2015

IDAHO FALLS Idaho – SALT LAKE CITY Utah.

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.



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Idaho Falls

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Hydroelectricity in the Columbia River Basin

 
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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.
https://visitidaho.org/things-to-do/rail-to-trail/idaho-falls-greenbelt/
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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.
https://en.wikipedia.o/wiki/History_of_the_Union_
Pacific_Railroad



Idaho

Bilde tatt fra bussen. Vi er nok fortsatt i Idaho, på vei mot Utah.
Salt Lake City
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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
dining.
Her er vi på:
City Creek Center.


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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.


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
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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_Lake_meridian point in latitude 40° 26′ 20″ north, longitude 109° 57′ 30″
west from Greenwich.   


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Search the catalog of materials (including microfilm, microfiche, and publications)
found at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Many items can be
loaned to local family history centers around the world.

The collection includes over 2.4 million rolls of microfilmed genealogical records;
727,000 microfiche; 356,000 books, serials, and other formats; over 4,500
periodicals and 3,725 electronic resources.

Records available are from the United States, Canada, the British Isles, Europe,
Latin America, Asia, and Africa.

A majority of the records contain information about persons who lived before 1930.

Approximately 200 cameras are currently digitizing records in over 45 countries.
Records have been filmed in over 110 countries, territories, and possessions.

https://familysearch.org/locations/saltlakecity-library
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Grete på Family History Library
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Det er kveld, og vi er på vei for å spise middag.


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Tempelet i Salt Lake City

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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
.

http://www.templesquare.com/d
ining/the-roof-restaurant/

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


Tirsdag 6. oktober 2015

SALT LAKE CITY.

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.



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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.

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Statue of Restoration of the
Melchizedek
Priesthood, Temple Square



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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. 




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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
e.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_Lake_Temple
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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
lead
. 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).
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_Lake_Tabernacle_organ



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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.


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Modell av templet i Salt Lake City
SALT LAKE CITY — Twelve
decades
after the completion and
dedication
of its Salt Lake Temple,
the LDS
Church is opening up the
iconic
Mormon landmark to the
public for
tours — in a virtual,
visual and
small-scale way.
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700035839/
Mormon-church-shows-inside-view-of-Salt-Lake-
Temple-through-new-exhibit.html?pg=all


Workers painstakingly
chiseled out of the canyon
walls huge granite blocks
that weighed from
2,500 to 5,600 pounds each
and carefully transported
them to Temple Square, first
by ox-drawn wagon and later
 by railroad.
There, expert stone cutters
carved the blocks to fit
perfectly
into place.

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Annie Wells remembers "the sight of the great stones ...
being hauled along the streets by two yoke of oxen and
we would all stand for them to pass with a feeling
of awe and reverence."
http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/additional-resource/granite-and-
faith-the-story-of-the-salt-lake-temple


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bilde fra: http://www.deseretnews.
com/article/700035839/Mormon-church-
shows-inside-view-of-Salt-Lake-Temple-
through-new-exhibit.html?pg=all

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
Saints.
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700035839/Mormon-
church-shows-inside-view-of-Salt-Lake-Temple-through-new-exhibit.
html?pg=all



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Fontene utenfor City Creek Center


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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.  

http://www.shopcitycreekcenter.com/about_us

 Utah_Salt-Lake-City_Capitol
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.




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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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_State_Capitol
(17.8.2019)
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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
director.
https://www.deseret.com/2009/9/27/20342356/old-capitol-lions-going-up-for-bid-on-internet
(17.8.2019)
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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.
http://utahcapitolvisitorservices.blogspot.com/2009/11/chief-massasoit-returns-to-utah-
state.html
(17.8.2019)



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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.
https://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/digital/collection/RelEd/id/4962/  
(17.8.2019)

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


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Inngang til House of Representatives
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The rotunda and dome interior



















Right:

Council Hall and the
"International" bison



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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.

https://www.10best.com/destinations/utah/salt-lake-city/downtown/attractions/council-hall/  (17.8.2019)
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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

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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.

http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM9KRD_Old_City_Hall_Council_Hall

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Syklist i sentrum av Salt Lake

Onsdag 7. oktober 2015

USA – NORGE.

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



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


 Illinois_Chicago_Ohare
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)