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Leifr Eiriksson

 
 
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Photographed By Kevin W., May 14, 2016
1. Leifr Eiriksson Marker
Inscription.  Arriving in the year 1001, Liefr Eiriksson is believed to be the first European to set foot in North America.

This sculpture was presented to The Mariners' Museum by the Eiriksson Memorial Committee of the National League of Icelanders in America. It is a copy of a sculpture that was given to the people of Iceland by the United States Government in 1930.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicExploration.
 
Location. 37° 3.595′ N, 76° 29.271′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Avenue of the Arts and Warwick Boulevard, on the right when traveling east on Avenue of the Arts. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport News VA 23601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Captain Christopher Newport (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Waters Creek (approx. Ό mile away); Estelle and George Abernathy (approx. Ό mile away); Spanish Bronze Gun (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Spanish Bronze Gun
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Photographed By Kevin W., May 14, 2016
2. Leifr Eiriksson Marker
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); US Navy Admiralty Pattern Anchor (approx. 0.3 miles away); USS Monitor: America's First Ironclad (approx. 0.4 miles away); Admiralty Pattern Anchor (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport News.
 
Leifr Eiriksson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., May 14, 2016
3. Leifr Eiriksson Marker
Leifr Eiriksson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., May 14, 2016
4. Leifr Eiriksson Marker
In honor of all the men and women who served, are serving, and will serve our country.

Ann and Tom Hunnicutt
March 9, 2007
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Photographed By Kevin W., May 14, 2016
5. Leifr Eiriksson Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2016, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 336 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 23, 2016, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

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