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Dakota Datebook: Sondre Norheim's grave


March 14, 2022

Dakota Datebook written by Christina Sunwall

Sondre Norheim is internationally recognized as the Father of Modern Skiing. But when Norheim passed away on March 9, 1897, his North Dakota neighbors knew nothing of his legendary past. The unmarked grave of the Norwegian skier-turned-North Dakota farmer lay forgotten for two generations.

Nearly 70 years after his death, Dorothy Lyon, the great-gran...

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