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Near Sunburg in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Old Log Church

1868

 
 
The Old Log Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 16, 2014
1. The Old Log Church Marker
Inscription. Until 1868 the rapidly growing Norway Lake settlement had no regular place of worship. In the fall of that year a church of logs was hastily constructed. It would serve as the Norway Lake church until 1875 with Rev. L.J. Markhus as the pastor.

It can be considered as the "Mother Church" of six present day Lutheran congregations in the area: East Norway Lake, First, Hope, Monson Lake, South Lake Johanna, and West Lake.

In Memory of Orlynn Mankell
1928-1999

 
Location. 45° 18.743′ N, 95° 10.657′ W. Marker is near Sunburg, Minnesota, in Kandiyohi County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 99th Street Northwest and 195th Avenue Northwest, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is approximately 13 driving miles west of New London. Marker is 0.3 miles north of County State-Aid Highway 40 (County Road 40 Northwest). Marker is at or near this postal address: 9601 195th Avenue Northwest, Pennock MN 56279, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Old Log Church (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Military Post (approx. 2.6 miles away); Isle of Refuge
The Old Log Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 16, 2014
2. The Old Log Church and Marker
background: Former Nils Peterson Grainery
(approx. 2.6 miles away); Lundborg Cabin (approx. 2.8 miles away); Jericho (approx. 2.8 miles away); Lake Florida Mission Covenant Church (approx. 5.6 miles away); Johannes Iverson (approx. 6 miles away); Guri Endresen-Rosseland (approx. 10 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sunburg.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Norway Lake settlement and log church. (Submitted on October 28, 2014.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Old Log Church Interior image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 16, 2014
3. Old Log Church Interior
Old Log Church Site image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 16, 2014
4. Old Log Church Site
Nearby Marcia's Garden image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 16, 2014
5. Nearby Marcia's Garden
Marcia's Garden image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 16, 2014
6. Marcia's Garden
A wild garden is not a garden that has run wild, reminding us of man's neglect; it is a poetic suggestion of the beauty of Nature untouched by man.
                    –Wilhelm Miller
Native Prairie
       What you see before you is a small example of the prairie that covered this land when the pioneers arrived.
       They cut thick slabs of prairie sod to build houses; their animals grazed on it; they cut it for hay; and over the years they plowed it for their fields.
       This garden is a small and incomplete sample of the amazing diversity of plants that developed here in the thousands of years after the glaciers receded.
       Some of the plants you see here include grasses: Big bluestem, Canadian wild rye and Side-Oats grama. Wildflowers include: Purple prairie clover, White prairie clover, Wild Bergamot and Black-Eyed Susan.
       We will continue to tend the garden by adding plants, removing non-natives and occasional burns.
                   –Norway Lake Lutheran Historical Association
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 28, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 227 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 28, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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