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Waukon in Allamakee County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Norwegian House

 
 
Norwegian House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Roger Dean Meyer, December 22, 2007
1. Norwegian House Marker
Inscription.  The Norwegian-American Gjefle log house was built in 1870, and an addition in 1886, in Center Township. It was moved to this site in 1990.
 
Erected 1996 by Allamakee County Sesquicentennial Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
Location. 43° 16.241′ N, 91° 28.508′ W. Marker is in Waukon, Iowa, in Allamakee County. Marker is on Allamakee Street, 0.1 miles north of 1st Ave. NW, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waukon IA 52172, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Allamakee County Court House Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Waukon Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away); Old Homestead Farm (approx. 14.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Allamakee County Historical Society Museum & Genealogy Research. (Submitted on October 27, 2013, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
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Norwegian Log House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Roger Dean Meyer, December 22, 2007
2. Norwegian Log House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2013, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 575 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2013, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.

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