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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Norwegians in Wisconsin

I took this photo from a motorcycle on a trip we took to Wisconsin along the Chippewa and Mississippi Rivers where we visited a wetland preserve that was on the migration path for Trumpeter Swans. The church sits outside of Nelson on flat ground, I was just a little 'atilt.'
'The first Norwegian settlers in Buffalo County were Ole Hansen Lerum, Jens J. Hovland, Erik Alme, Arne Ottesen Sørum and S. Arnesen, all from Lyster, Sogn...Lyster Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, that was founded at Urne in 1856, was the first Norwegian congregation in the county. Its first priest was K. Thorstensen of The Norwegian Synod.' [genealogy info found on-line here.]

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16 comments:

Tabib said...

Hi Noni!

Nice blue sky with cloud and a little 'tilt' building.
Have a great Firday!

Louise said...

Pretty church and sky!

JennWasHere said...

That's a good looking church, and the clouds looks so brilliant as well!

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Baby Vagabond said...

A sweet country church......looks cold.....brr.....

:-) Rosie (Rosie's Whimsy)

Pernille said...

How nice to read about the "Norwegian" church. It's very interesting for us Norwegian to read. Lovely photos to. Looks like a beautiful old church. Very nice above the church too:)

bobbie said...

A very charming picture. And just enough blue seen through the clouds to promise good weather.

babooshka said...

One film "hunderbiolt and Lightfoot" comes to mind with this scene. The Norwegians of course where here too,Vikings.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

A delightful little church with that cute gazebo out front!! A wonderful post.

~Michele~
Mountain Retreat-Canada

Cloudia said...

Enjoyed learning about your cycling- I ride too. Aloha-

Jeannelle said...

Wonderful! I love old churches! Nice choice for SkyWatch. I once read Vilhelm Moberg's several books about Swedish immigrants in the area around Taylors Falls, MN. Such interesting stories!

Greyscale Territory said...

Beautiful shape of the chruch against a stunning sky!

indicaspecies said...

Delightful photograph. Happy SWF!

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Daryl said...

Nice angle ... ;-)

:-Daryl

raf said...

Thank you, Noni, for your always interesting and lovely SWF posta! There is a similar Norwegian settlement nearby Port Townsend that I'll post someday. Thanks too for the great link to the trumpeters. Enjoy your weekend!

Leedra said...

Great SWF, not one cross, but 2 crosses.

i beati said...

fascinating sandy