First Norwegian School
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member martinell
N 44° 26.567 W 096° 59.071
14T E 660383 N 4923029
Quick Description: Frontier Log Cabin used as school and house soldiers.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 3/19/2006 4:52:11 PM
Waymark Code: WM975
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Milbank
Views: 34

Long Description:
Used as a school and military post.
Marker Name: Frontier Log cabins served a variety of purposes

Marker Type: Other

Marker Text:
In 1876 Hans Rovig traded Eric Trystgad a milk cow for the hand hewn logs used to build this cabin. Originally located 2 miles south of Brookings this home served as the first Norwegian school in the area. The school convened for about a month at a time and was permanently closed when authorities decided that students should attend a formal American school. A similiar structure was built on this site to house supplies for two companies of soldiers who erected breastworks and camped here in 1859. The site also served Fort Sisseton, 90 miles north as an Indian scout camp in the 1860's.

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