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Near Hanska in Brown County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Omsrud Thordson – Torgrimson Log Cabin

 
 
Omsrud Thordson – Torgrimson Log Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 20, 2013
1. Omsrud Thordson – Torgrimson Log Cabin Marker
Inscription. This log cabin was built about 1857 by the Omsrud/Thordson and Torgrimson families, immigrants from Valdres, Norway. It originally stood on the Thord Omsrud farm on the shores of Omsrud Lake. The cabin was moved to this site in 1986 by the Omsrud-"Kolbrenner" clan, represented by the Levord, Ole, Tiedeman, Guttorm, Iver Thordson, and Torgrim Torgrimson families.

The cabin stands as a memorial to all Norwegian pioneers who were the first Europeans to permanently settle in this part of Brown County.

Velsigne Vare din Minde
(Blessed be your Memory)

 
Location. 44° 7.408′ N, 94° 33.317′ W. Marker is near Hanska, Minnesota, in Brown County. Marker can be reached from County Road 11 1.1 miles north of County Road 6, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at Lake Hanska County Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10977 County Road 11, Hanska MN 56041, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lake Hanska (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lake Hanska Pioneer / Lake Hanska County Park (about 400 feet away); Norwegian Stabbur (approx. 3.4 miles away); World War Memorial
Omsrud Thordson – Torgrimson Log Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 20, 2013
2. Omsrud Thordson – Torgrimson Log Cabin Marker
two-sided marker with duplicate text
(approx. 3.4 miles away); Hanska (approx. 3.5 miles away); John Armstrong (approx. 4.5 miles away); Asle Sorbel's Ride (approx. 4.5 miles away); Searles (approx. 9.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hanska.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lake Hanska Park Overview. The Omsrud-Torgrimson log cabin was the first log cabin built in this area. (Submitted on July 2, 2013.) 

2. Fort Hill / Fort Hanska Site. "Also known as Fort Hill; Fort Hanska; Synsteby Mounds and Village Site... The hills proved to be an ideal place for a fort, constructed of sod and logs, to help protect settlers in 1863, after the Uprising in 1862." (Submitted on July 2, 2013.) 
 
Additional keywords. Fort Slocum; Fort Hanska; Fort Hill
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
Omsrud Thordson – Torgrimson Log Cabin and Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 20, 2013
3. Omsrud Thordson – Torgrimson Log Cabin and Marker
Omsrud Thordson – Torgrimson Log Cabin image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 20, 2013
4. Omsrud Thordson – Torgrimson Log Cabin
Omsrud Thordson – Torgrimson Log Cabin image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 20, 2013
5. Omsrud Thordson – Torgrimson Log Cabin
Omsrud Thordson – Torgrimson Log Cabin image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 20, 2013
6. Omsrud Thordson – Torgrimson Log Cabin
Nearby Dugout image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 20, 2013
7. Nearby Dugout
Trail to Site of Fort Hanska
National Register of Historic Places #75000976
The Dugout image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 20, 2013
8. The Dugout
This is one of the dugouts where the early settlers sought safety from the Indians. They came here to sleep at night to be near the soldiers at Fort Hanska. Donated by: The Kjelshus Families.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 565 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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