Millerville, Minnesota: Our Lady of the Hills: Big Virgin Mary

22 feet tall. Built of steel and colored cement in 1993 by local farmer Allen Bakke "for promises kept in the healing of cancer." Dedicated on the 75th anniversary of the Our Lady of Fatima appearance.
Address:
Lady of the Hills Rd, Millerville, MN
Directions:
I-94 exit 90. Drive north, following County Road 7, for 13 miles. At the T intersection, turn left onto County Road 38. Drive a little over one mile. Turn left onto Lady of the Hills Rd, a gravel road that is hilly, curvy, and narrow (Bad weather visits not recommended). Drive one mile. The Lady will be on the left.
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Our Lady of the Hills

A 22-foot-tall concrete statue of Mary, known as Our Lady of the Hills, stands in a small roadside park out in the middle of nowhere. A plaque explains that this shrine of the Virgin Mother was erected in 1993 by local residents in response to answered prayers. She stands alongside a dirt road out in the country. If you attempt to visit in winter (like me), you may want to travel with 4-wheel drive. The dirt road is very hilly, curvy, and narrow.

[BS Meyer, 06/28/2014]

William Danelke built the statue and dedicated it on the 75th anniversary of Mary's miraculous appearance at Fatima.

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