Remembrance in Stone

Remembrance in Stone

Historical Monuments of the Northern Plains

Remembrance in Stone is a guide to historical monuments developed for public information by the Center for Heritage Renewal, North Dakota State University. Considerable background research for this website has been contributed by students in HIST 489, the Senior Seminar in History at NDSU.

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Director's Essay / Recommended Reading

Anne Carlson Monument
Stutsman NDMonument Anne Carlson, champion of America's disability community
John Burke Statue
Burleigh NDMonument to Honest John Burke, replica of the statue in the National Statuary Hall
Pierre Bottineau Monument
Bottineau NDMemorial to a Métis man of the border
Yellowstone Lodge #88 Monument
Williams NDMasonic memorial at old Fort Buford
Grand Army of the Republic Monument
Ramsey NDDevils Lake's memorial to Union veterans of the Civil War
Statue of Liberty
Cass NDFreedom-loving Fargo's replica of Lady Liberty
Bust of Abraham Lincoln
Traill NDReplica of the Lincoln bust in Frogner Park, Oslo, Norway
Noble's Golden Marguerite Monument
Cass NDIs there a historic Jersey cow buried on the North Dakota State University campus?
Nicollet Tower
Roberts SDMonument to Joseph Nicollet, explorer of the Prairie Coteau
Budd Reeve Monument
Traill NDMemorial to the founder of Buxton--author, capitalist, and character
Carl Ben Eielson Memorial Arch
Traill NDMemorial to the famed aviator by the people of Hattan and North Dakota
Bjornstjerne Bjornson Bautastein
Cass NDMonument to Norwegian independence and Norway's national poet on the campus of North Dakota State University
Walter J. S. Traill Cairn
Traill NDForgotten monument to the founder of Frog Point, an early settler of Traill County
Hans Nilsen Hauge Monument
Clay MNTribute to the Norwegian religious and social reformer, on Concordia College campus
Ten Commandments
Cass NDSymbol of religious faith, tribute to the foundations of American jurisprudence, or relic of the Cold War?
Gravesites of Sitting Bull
Standing Rock Reservation ND & SDContested memorials to the famous Hunkpapa
Minuteman Missile Monument
Lamoure NDComemmoration of the Cold War courtesy of Mr. Wheat, Senator Milton Young
Rollo Statue
Cass NDMonument to the Norse duke of Normandy, symbol of Norwegian identity
Grand Army of the Republic Monument
Grand Forks NDGrand Forks' memorial to Union veterans of the Civil War
Ringling Brothers Circus Monument
Richland NDMemorial to circus workers killed by lightning in 1897
Spanish War Monument
Cass NDMemorial to Ole Lykken, a Norwegian farmhand from Kindred

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