Norway, Illinois: Viking Memorial

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Norwegian Settlers State Memorial

Address:
Hwy 71, Norway, IL
Directions:
Norwegian Settlers State Memorial. Southwest of town on Hwy 71. I-80 exit 93, then drive northeast eight miles on Hwy 71. On the west side.
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Norwegian Settlers Monument. Viking Memorial
The lonely Norwegian Settlers State Memorial honors those great great great great grandsons and granddaughters of Vikings who somehow ended up in Illinois. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Norwegian Settlers Memorial. Norwegian Settlers State Memorial

Memorial to the first Norwegian settlers in the US. There are stone markers with inscriptions and another display with information about the Peerson and Nelson families. This is also the site of Nelson Cemetery with grave markers from the 1800s. This small cemetery is right behind the memorial -- you can freely walk around there and have a look.

[SiriusJoe, 01/16/2010]

... and look for Viking graffiti.

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