Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement
A delegation from North Dakota poses next to a bust of Abraham Lincoln the state gave to Norway on July 4, 1914, at Frogner Park in Oslo. The young boy on the left is William Skjerven, whose descendants recently returned to Oslo to celebrate the historic statue. (Submitted photo)

Renewing a gift of friendship made 100 years ago

Email News Alerts

FARGO – On July 4, 1914, a delegation from North Dakota that included Gov. Louis Hanna brought the people of Norway a gift to celebrate their constitution’s 100th anniversary.

Advertisement

The gift, a bust of President Abraham Lincoln, was placed on a pedestal in Oslo’s Frogner Park in the name of friendship.

Get the full story
Subscribe or Log In

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? Activate your account.

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us or call (701) 780-1100 and we can help you.

Advertisement
Forum News Service
The Forum Communications News Service is the premier news wire service covering the Upper Midwest, stretching from the oilfields of western North Dakota to the plains of South Dakota and to the shores of eastern Minnesota. For more information about the services we offer or to discuss content subscriptions, please contact us.
Advertisement
randomness