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Norwegian Lutheran Church, Viking, N.Dak.
Norwegian Lutheran Church, Viking, N.Dak.
TitleNorwegian Lutheran Church, Viking, N.Dak.
Date of Original191-
CreatorOlsen, Fred
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionFront view of wood-frame church with center steeple. Wood fence in front of church.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectReligion
Subject (LCTGM)Lutheran churches
Subject (LCSH)Norwegian Americans
Organization NameViking Lutheran Church (Maddock, N.D.)
LocationViking (N.D.)
Maddock (N.D.)
Benson County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Item Number2000.574.13
Format of OriginalPhotographic postcards
Dimensions of Original14 x 9 cm.
Publisher of OriginalOlsen, Fred, photographer
Transcription"Have you not received my scripts, or have you? Very dead here. What about Amenia? Greetings from me to you. Vance Tower" - message on back of postcard postmarked June 9, 1914 [town name illegible], addressed to Arthur Strand, Amenia, N.D.
NotesTitle printed on front of postcard.
Biography/HistoryThe Viking Lutheran Church congregation was established in 1887 in Benson County, N.D. near the Wells County line. The organizers were early Norwegian settlers who had come from Spring Grove, Minn. and Hickson, N.D. The cornerstone of the church was laid in 1903 and it was completed in 1909. The church still stands today.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionRonald Olin North Dakota Postcard Collection 2000
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2078.574.13)
Digital IDrs000308
Original SourcePhotographic postcard
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