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Leif Ericson Park

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Leiv Eiriksson

  • Location: 66th Street and 4th Avenue
  • Sculptor: August Werner
  • Description: Relief tablet on stele
  • Materials: Bronze, granite
  • Dimensions: Tablet (top) H: 29" W: 22", Tablet (bottom) H: 8" W: 22"; Stele H: 10'4" W: 2'
  • Dedicated: 1939
  • Inscription: Main plaque:
    LEIV EIRIKSSON / DISCOVERED AMERICA YEAR 1000 /

    Lower plaque:
    THIS IS A REPLICA OF A RUNE STONE FOUND / IN TUNE, NORWAY --- RUNE STONES / WERE ERECTED IN HONOR OF VIKING HEROES / DEDICATED JULY 6TH, 1939 BY / H.R.H. CROWN PRINCE OLAV OF NORWAY /

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