this statue is dedicated in honor or our icelandic
ancestors who came to america. the diligence
and high moral standard of these
people have been an inspiration
to those who followed.
Donated by the Icelandic Heritage Society
Sculptor: Arlen Evensen
"On US-83 south of town, Minot’s newest attraction, Scandinavian Heritage Park at 1020 S. Broadway (daily 9 am-5 pm; free; 701/852-9161) is set in a pleasant, tree-shaded city park, and includes all sorts of things tracing—guess what?—Minot’s Scandinavian heritage: a 230-year-old house from Sigdal, Norway; a Danish windmill; a statue and eternal flame honoring famous Scandinavian skiers like Casper Oimoen and Sondre Norheim; and a statue of that famous Viking wanderer, Leif Ericsson. Towering over the whole ensemble are a huge, wooden replica of Oslo, Norway’s medieval Gol Stave Church, and a giant red Dala horse, symbolizing Minot’s Swedish heritage."
- Arlen D. Evensen (Minot 1940 - Bottineau 2010),
sculptor from North Dakota
Sources & Information
Location (N 48°13'34" - W 101°17'48")
Item Code: usnd01;
Added: 13 March 2005
/ Updated: 10 January 2011
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