The bronze Leif Erikson statue in Duluth was placed in 1956. It was designed by John Carl Daniels and sponsored by the Norwegian-American League. Erikson was a Norse explorer from Iceland and is considered the first known European to discover continental North America.
The text on the back of the card below reads, “This great Norwegian explorer discovered America in the year 1000 A.D. Today this memorial stands in his honor at the beautiful Leif Erikson Park on the banks of Lake Superior.”
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