Near Hanska in Brown County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Omsrud Thordson – Torgrimson Log Cabin
The cabin stands as a memorial to all Norwegian pioneers who were the first Europeans to permanently settle in this part of Brown County.
(Blessed be your Memory)
Location. 44° 7.408′ N, 94° 33.317′ W. Marker is near Hanska, Minnesota, in Brown County. Marker can be reached from County Road 11 1.1 miles north of County Road 6, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at Lake Hanska County Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10977 County Road 11, Hanska MN 56041, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lake Hanska (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lake Hanska Pioneer / Lake Hanska County Park (about 400 feet away); Norwegian Stabbur (approx. 3.4 miles away); World War Memorial Hanska (approx. 3½ miles away); Site of Capture of the Younger Brothers (approx. 4.3 miles away); John Armstrong (approx. 4½ miles away); Asle Sorbel's Ride (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hanska.
Also see . . .
1. Lake Hanska Park Overview. The Omsrud-Torgrimson log cabin was the first log cabin built in this area. (Submitted on July 2, 2013.)
2. Fort Hill / Fort Hanska Site. "Also known as Fort Hill; Fort Hanska; Synsteby Mounds and Village Site... The hills proved to be an ideal place for a fort, constructed of sod and logs, to help protect settlers in 1863, after the Uprising in 1862." (Submitted on July 2, 2013.)
Additional keywords. Fort Slocum; Fort Hanska; Fort Hill
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 682 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on July 2, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.