Sunday, May 20, 2007

Quirky Stuff - Big Ole in Alexandria

Alexandria, MN

Alexandria is home to “Big Ole,” a 28-foot tall Viking. This statue was built in 1965 for the Minnesota pavilion at the New York World’s Fair. It was brought to Alexandria later that year to help name the city “The Birthplace of Minnesota” because of the discovery of the Kensington Runestone, a controversial, yet historic, artifact which could place Vikings in the area as early as 1362.

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