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By William Fischer, Jr., April 29, 2012
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Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — "Methodist Mare"Search for the Wild Dala

Charles Wesley Hark! The Herald Angels Sing Glory To The New Born King

O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing My Great Redeemer's Praise

John Wesley "The World Is My Parish"

Swedish Methodist Church, . . . — Map (db m80604) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — 9/11 Memorial
To The Heroes of 9/11 May we students in life have such courage to be leaders for peace Sharon Reed Class of 1983 — Map (db m57000) WM
Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — A Brief History of Early Lindsborg

THE FIRST SWEDISH AGRICULTURAL COMPANY was formed in Chicago in early 1868. The Company, with the assistance of Railroad Agents, purchased 13,160 acres of land here in the Smoky Valley, and sent Anders Olsson, A. Jacobson, L. N. Sandell, Magnus . . . — Map (db m92299) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Bernquist & Nelson DrugstoreCirca 1880

was placed on the Register of Historic Kansas Places and the National Register of Historic Places on August 22, 2009 — Map (db m80606) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Bethany College

Bethany College, located one block west, is a small, liberal-arts based college solidly rooted here in Lindsborg.

Established by Swedish Lutheran immigrants in 1881, Bethany is a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, owned . . . — Map (db m92293) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Birger Sandzén

To the plains and mountains of America's West came not only waves of pioneers but also immigrants directly from Europe. Swedish painter Birger Sandzén (1871-1954) arrived in Lindsborg at the age of 23 on September 4, 1894, to teach at Bethany . . . — Map (db m92294) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Carl Aaron Swensson
. . . — Map (db m56997) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Clareen & Peterson RestaurantBuilt In 1899
was placed on the Register of Historic Kansas Places and the National Register of Historic Places on August 22, 2009 — Map (db m66645) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Dag Hammarskjöld1905 - 1961 — Swedish Diplomat, Peacemaker, UN Secretary General
For all that has been, thanks. For all that will be, yes! — Map (db m57004) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Den Svenska TimmerstuganThe Swedish Timber Cottage
This traditional Swedish cottage was designed and pre-built in Siljansnäs Sweden and reassembled here in August 1983 — Map (db m53562) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Evangelical Covenant Church102 South Washington Street

Emigrants from Östergötland, Sweden formed the Rose Hill Church northeast of Lindsborg in 1874 with J.A. Pihl as pastor. They were joined by fifty people who had left Bethany Lutheran Church. In 1876 the congregation built a church in town, . . . — Map (db m92298) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Hjerpe GroceryBuilt In 1915 and 1930
was placed on the Register of Historic Kansas Places and the National Register of Historic Places on August 31, 2010 — Map (db m66646) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Holmberg and Johnson Blacksmith & WagonshopCirca 1900
was placed on the Register of Historic Kansas Places and the National Register of Historic Places on August 22, 2009 — Map (db m66647) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Home and Studio of Anton PearsonSwedish-American Wood-carver and Artist — Born: Lund, Sweden 1892 - Died: Lindborg, Kansas 1967

Anton Pearson was an immigrant from Lund, Skåne, in southern Sweden. He is best known for his woodcarvings of local Lindsborg and Smoky Valley characters depicted in everyday situations. Anton opened his studio in 1929. Today it continues to be . . . — Map (db m95405) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Lindsborg Post OfficeBuilt in 1936
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m53559) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Messiah Chorus

Handel's "Messiah" has been performed annually in Lindsborg since 1882. Dr. Carl Aaron Swensson, the founder of Bethany College and pastor at Bethany Lutheran Church, was introduced to it by Pastor Olof Olsson, a Lindsborg pioneer who had moved . . . — Map (db m95408) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Messiah Lutheran Church

In 1908, Lindsborg presented a fertile time and place for the establishment of an English speaking Lutheran Church. Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, located two blocks west, was organized on January 15, 1909.

Following an organizational . . . — Map (db m92295) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Otto JohnsonIn Memory Of

who worked for his brother, Charles J. Johnson at the Lindsborg mill for six years and helped to build the first mill and dam. — Map (db m80655) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Our Founders in Architectural Heaven
Hello! Welcome to My World, a place where you can, like me, let your imagination run wild. Do you believe that good buildings die and go to heaven? If you do, welcome to my fantasy of Architectural Heaven. Please travel with me and our . . . — Map (db m54089) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Runbeck MillMcPherson County Park — Historical Mill
1872 Dam grant to Charles Johnson. First grist and saw mill 1887 Destroyed by fire 1889 Smoky Valley Roller Mill built by J. C. Bergsten 1890 Purchased by Theodore Teichgraber 1907-1927 Operated by Wm. Hagstrom 1934-1935 Reopened and . . . — Map (db m54054) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Smoky Valley Roller MillsNational Historic Landmark

Original gristmill and dam established 1872 Destroyed by fire and rebuilt as roller mill 1889 Rebuilt in present form 1898 and shut down 1955 Restored by Smoky Valley Historical Society for McPherson County Old Mill Museum . . . — Map (db m80651) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Steve W. TrainIn Memory Of

1Lt. USAF who was shot down on April 2, 1970 while on a mission over South Vietnam He will be remembered with pride by all who knew him — Map (db m80660) HM WM

Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Sweadal 1869

First McPherson Co. Courthouse — Map (db m80662) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — The Farmers State Bank BuildingCirca 1887

has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m80605) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — The Swedish Pavilion

The Swedish Pavilion, the largest building to the south, was originally the Swedish exposition building at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, Missouri. Modeled after traditional Swedish manor houses, the Pavilion was prefabricated in Sweden, . . . — Map (db m95406) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — The Teichgraeber-Runbeck House

Built 1906 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior

Reg.[istered] 11-15-2005 — Map (db m80658) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — The Terrible Swedes • Coach Ray Hahn • Dr. Ted Kessinger

The Terrible Swedes In 1902, Dr. Carl A. Swensson, president of Bethany College, hired Bennie Owen as coach of the Bethany Swedes football team. He developed an awesome team that demolished all opponents, including the University of . . . — Map (db m95415) HM

Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — War Memorial

Dedicated in perpetual memory to those who served and to the valiants who gave their lives for the United States of America in its wars.

World War I Killed in Action Emil Pinkall Died in Service Claude Pratt • Elmer . . . — Map (db m81795) WM

Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Welcome to Lucia Park
The story of Lucia, the symbol of light amid the darkness for Sweden, has many different versions. Although her feast day is celebrated on December 13th in Sweden, Lindsborg celebrates Lucia Day on the second Saturday in December. Lucia was born . . . — Map (db m54082) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — Womans Missionary Society
The Womans Missionary Society of The Lutheran Augustana Synod was organized at this site June 6-1892 which was then the home of Dr. C.A. Swensson Founder and President of Bethany College with Fifty Charter Members present . . . — Map (db m57008) HM

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