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Near Madison in Lake County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Thormodsgaard Log Home

 
 
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1. Thormodsgaard Log Home Marker
Inscription.  Lars O. and Sonnev Thormodsgaard built this cabin in 1872 near Fairview, SD.

Lars immigrated with brothers Ole and Nils from Hallingdal, Norway, in 1866. Sonnev arrived in 1857. Their nine children were Ingeborg, Emma, Ole, Sissalia, Guri, Ingeborg, Randine, Ole L. and Berthine.

Built of oak and walnut logs with lime chinking, this cabin was later covered with siding. In 1966 it was donated to Prairie Village by Ed Weibersick.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1857.
 
Location. 44° 0.388′ N, 97° 10.057′ W. Marker is near Madison, South Dakota, in Lake County. Marker is on North Street east of Center Street, on the right when traveling east. Located in Prairie Village just west of Madison. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 45205 SD-34, Madison SD 57042, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ash Grove Seventh-Day Adventist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Chapel Car Emmanuel (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Cabin (approx.
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one mile away); The 37-Star Flag (approx. one mile away); Luce Historic Cabin Restoration Project (approx. one mile away); Madison Memorial Park (approx. 2.7 miles away); C. B. Kennedy (approx. 2.7 miles away); Wm. H.H. Beadle (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
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2. Thormodsgaard Log Home & Marker
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3. Inside Thormodsgaard Log Home
Inside Thormodsgaard Log Home image. Click for full size.
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4. Inside Thormodsgaard Log Home
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2022. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 5, 2022.

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