Monday, September 6, 2010

An Example of Minnesot'a Scandinavian Heritage

Back in the pioneer days many people who came to this country from Scandinavian countries decided to settle here in Minnesota. This may be because Minnesota is very similar in climate to the places that they came from. Today there are examples around of how people in Minnesota are still very proud of their Scandinavian heritage. Our professional football team is called the Vikings, there is a Leaf Erickson Park in the city of Duluth, and there is this viking statue across from the state capital building in St Paul, just to name a few examples.


Sylvia K said...

What a terrific statue! And a very interesting look at your world. We have a very strong Scandinavian culture here in Seattle as well! Great post as always! Enjoy your week!


LadyFi said...

Great statue. As a Brit living in Scandinavia, I'm sorry to say I haven't seen any of those in real life. But that is one impressive pic!

EG Wow said...

I sure wouldn't want to get in a tiff with him!

Denise said...

My father-in-law's side of the family is Norwegian. They finally ended up in North Dakota after settling for a while in Wisconsin. I think they would be very interested in your post.

Jossie said...

It certainly is an impressive statue.

BraCom (Bram) said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful photo

Have a nice week,
Greetings, Bram

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Viola said...

Interesting, as I had relatives who settled in Minnesota too :) Funny how things were then and now.. A very lonng way to go at that time!!