In Memory of Rasmus Bjørn Anderson

© Photographed August 15, 2015
Erected 1936 by friends of Rasmus Bjorn Anderson
Cambridge, Dane County, Wisconsin
42° 58.355′ N, 89° 1.889′ W
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In Memory of
an intellectual pioneer
among the Norwegians
in America

Born January 12, 1846
in Albion Township
Dane County, Wisconsin
Died March 2, 1936
in Madison, Wisconsin

Erected 1936
at the Centennial
of this community
by his friends

The memorial is located at a small park located on westbound East Adams Street, at its T-intersection with Water Street, Cambridge, Wisconsin 53523.

Rasmus Bjørn Anderson (January 12, 1846 – March 2, 1936) was an American author, professor, and diplomat. He brought to popular attention the idea that Viking explorers discovered the New World and was the originator of Leif Erikson Day.
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Portrait of Rasmus B. Anderson (1887)
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The memorial is located in Rockdale (Cambridge), Wisconsin.

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