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Mora in Kanabec County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Dala Horse

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2018
1. Dala Horse Marker
Inscription.  This is a replica of the Dalecarlian Horse, hand carved in Mora, Sweden since the 1840’s. It was built by the Mora Jaycees in 1971 and presented to this community as a reminder of their cultural heritage and as a tourist attraction. It weighs approx. 3,000 lbs., stands 22’ tall, 17’ long and 6’ wide.
 
Erected 1971 by Mora Jaycees.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsArts, Letters, Music.
 
Location. 45° 52.152′ N, 93° 17.833′ W. Marker is in Mora, Minnesota, in Kanabec County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Union Street and Ford Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Marker is mounted on a brick pedestal underneath the subject Dala Horse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mora MN 55051, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kanabec County Courthouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Ogilvie Water Tower (approx. 6.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Dalecarlian Horse (Wikipedia).
Dala Horse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2018
2. Dala Horse Marker
A traditional carved, painted wooden statue of a horse originating in the Swedish province of Dalarna (Dalecarlia). In the old days the Dalecarlian horse was mostly used as a toy for children; in modern times it has become a symbol of Dalarna, as well as of Sweden in general. (Submitted on October 29, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. About Dala Horses. In central Sweden, wood scraps from the local furniture-making trade, paint-pigment from nearby copper mines, and long winter evenings bred the development of the Dala Horse. Traditions vary in giving credit to woodsmen and to soldiers for originating the craft. Dala Horses from the Nusnäs-Mora area first appeared with their familiar bright decoration in the 1800s when the kurbit, or flower patterned saddle, was regularly added to them. (Submitted on October 29, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. History of the Dala Horse. A Dala Horse was placed outside the entrance of the Swedish pavilion at the 1939 world exhibition in New York. After the exhibition, the Dala Horse quickly became a symbol for Sweden. (Submitted on October 29, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

4. The Wild Dala Herd of Lindsborg, Kansas. (Submitted on October 29, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Dala Horse image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2018
3. Dala Horse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 29, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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