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Near New London in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Jericho

 
 
Jericho Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 16, 2014
1. Jericho Marker
Inscription.
In 1879 this village of Jericho was established in the historic Norway Lake settlement, 20 years after the first Norwegian immigrants arrived. A general store with a post office, a blacksmith shop, a creamery, and other businesses prospered in support of this thriving community.

(Continued from other side)
This marker is dedicated to the memory of Gunder and Gemine Swenson, prominent Norway Lake pioneers.

Sponsored by the descendants of Swen and
Guri Swenson.
Erected in 2006
Kandiyohi County Historical Society

 
Erected 2006 by the Kandiyohi County Historical Society.
 
Location. 45° 17.079′ N, 95° 8.112′ W. Marker is near New London, Minnesota, in Kandiyohi County. Marker is on 68th Street Northwest (County Road 101) 0.8 miles south of 180th Avenue Northwest (County Highway 40), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is approximately 10 driving miles from New London. Marker is south of East Norway Lake Lutheran Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16720 68th Street Northwest, New London MN 56273, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as
Jericho Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 16, 2014
2. Jericho Marker
southwest side of marker
the crow flies. U.S. Military Post (approx. 0.9 miles away); Isle of Refuge (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Old Log Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Old Log Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Lake Florida Mission Covenant Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); Johannes Iverson (approx. 3.2 miles away); Lundborg Cabin (approx. 5.4 miles away); Guri Endresen-Rosseland (approx. 7.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The marker has the Historic Site seal of the Kandiyohi County Historical Society 1895.
 
Also see . . .  Jericho. (Submitted on October 22, 2014.)
 
Additional keywords. Jericho, Minnesota; Norway Lake, Minnesota; Arctander Township
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Jericho Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 16, 2014
3. Jericho Marker
Jericho Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 16, 2014
4. Jericho Marker
East Norway Lake Lutheran Church image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 16, 2014
5. East Norway Lake Lutheran Church
The marker can be seen in the distance.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 192 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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