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Lake Placid in Essex County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sonja Henie Ice Fountain

 
 
Sonja Henie Ice Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 3, 1996
1. Sonja Henie Ice Fountain Marker
Inscription. Dedicated on February 14, 1980 during the XIII Olympic Winter Games to the memory of Norway’s greatest figure skater Sonja Henie (1912-1969). Holder of 10 World Championships, 3 Olympic Gold Medals, the second awarded in Lake Placid at the 1932 Winter Olympic Games.

The ice fountain was created by the Norwegian artist Carl Nesjar, commissioned by Abel Abrahamsen and given to the people of North Elba by the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norsk Inc, Elkem Alcoa, SAS, The Bay Foundation, Mr. & Mrs. John J. Talley.
 
Location. 44° 17.07′ N, 73° 59.07′ W. Marker is in Lake Placid, New York, in Essex County. Marker is on Main Street. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Olympic Center (Old Rink) and Lake Placid Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2634 Main Street, Lake Placid NY 12946, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry J. Kaiser (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kate Smith Memorial (approx. half a mile away); The XIII Winter Olympic Games (approx. 1.8 miles away); Here Lies Buried John Brown (approx. 2.3 miles away); New York World War Veterans Memorial Highway (approx. 6.9 miles away); Wilderness Lady (approx. 7.6 miles away).
 
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Sign-Olympic Center-1932 Olympic Arena-1980 Olympic Arena-USA Rink image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 3, 1996
2. Sign-Olympic Center-1932 Olympic Arena-1980 Olympic Arena-USA Rink
Entrance to the 1932 Olympic Arena image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 3, 1996
3. Entrance to the 1932 Olympic Arena
1932 Olympic Ice Rink image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 3, 1996
4. 1932 Olympic Ice Rink
Inside the Olympic Museum image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 3, 1996
5. Inside the Olympic Museum
Welcome to Lake Placid Site of the 1932 & 1980 Olympic Winter Games image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 2, 1996
6. Welcome to Lake Placid Site of the 1932 & 1980 Olympic Winter Games
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 19, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 17, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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