First Settlement of Icelanders in the United States - 35
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Mooroid
N 40° 06.278 W 111° 38.464
12T E 445361 N 4439567
Quick Description: First Settlement of Icelanders in Spanish Fork. Very fun and interesting monument.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 3/21/2011 8:32:42 PM
Waymark Code: WMB12Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member JacobBarlow
Views: 14

Long Description:
Leif Eriksson, an Icelander, discovered America in 100 A.D. Eight centuries later 1855-1860 sixteen pioneers from Iceland established in Spanish Fork, the first permanent Icelandic settlement in the United States. They were: Samuel Bjarnson & Wife Margret; Thordur Didriksson & wife Gudrun; Jon Jonsson & wife Anna; Gudrun Jonsdottir: Magnus Bjarnson & wife Thuridur; Vigdis Bjarnadottier (Holt); Gundy E. Haflidiason; Ragnildur S. Hanson and Mary H. Sherwood.
Marker Name: First Settlement of Icelanders in the United States

Marker Number: 35

Marker Text:
Leif Eriksson, an Icelander, discovered America in 100 A.D. Eight centuries later 1855-1860 sixteen pioneers from Iceland established in Spanish Fork, the first permanent Icelandic settlement in the United States. They were: Samuel Bjarnson & Wife Margret; Thordur Didriksson & wife Gudrun; Jon Jonsson & wife Anna; Gudrun Jonsdottir: Magnus Bjarnson & wife Thuridur; Vigdis Bjarnadottier (Holt); Gundy E. Haflidiason; Ragnildur S. Hanson and Mary H. Sherwood.


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