Where is Norwegian Ridge?Norwegian Ridge was an early name for the area around Spring Grove, Minnesota, where many Norwegian immigrants established their farms and families in America. Read more...
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Continuing my series on maps, here is a beautiful historic map that covers all of Norway and clearly shows farm locations. Provided by Statens Kartverk, this map is actually a searchable composite map created by stitching together multiple historic “Amtskartene” … Continue reading
This 1875 A.T. Andreas Illustrated Map of Winneshiek County looks like the area was sparsely settled, but not all farms are indicated. Note that you can zoom in and out, move around, close the cluttery sidebar, and view it in … Continue reading
This 1875 A.T. Andreas Illustrated Map of Allamakee County shows how the community is grouped into little clusters of farms much more clearly than a plat map. Note that you can zoom in and out, move around, close the cluttery … Continue reading
This 1874 A.T. Andreas Illustrated Map of Houston County is really beautiful. I love how it shows farms nestled into the topography. Norwegians would call it “hyggelig.” Note that you can zoom in and out, move around, close the cluttery sidebar, … Continue reading
This map shows the locations of cemeteries with mainly Norwegian surnames in the Norwegian Ridge area. Click on an icon to see the name of that cemetery.