Lake Mills, Iowa: Promise of America Monument

Bronze statue of a family of four Norwegian immigrants stands out on the prairie. Their grim expressions suggest that the Promise involves a lifetime of no-nonsense work.

Address:
N. 3rd Ave. E., Lake Mills, IA
Directions:
Northeast edge of town. From US-69/N. lake St. turn east onto N. 3rd Ave. E. Drive to the edge of town and look for the flagpoles on the right.
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Promise of America.

Promise of America Monument

On a six acre restored prairie site stands a sculpture representing a Norwegian immigrant family. The statue, sculpted by the late Clifford J. Carlson, is dedicated with gratitude to the thousands of immigrants who settled in the prairies of the upper Midwest in the 1800s. The immigrant family of the 1860s stand together ready to begin a new life. The immigrants went forward through the hardships that lay ahead to claim the Promise of America. With strength and determination they founded a great agricultural community.

[Haven, 07/12/2021]

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