October 9, 1949 - A 13 ft. bronze figure depicting who many consider to be the first European to reach North America back in 1000 AD., was dedicated near the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul on this date, Leif Erikson Day.
DISCOVERER OF AMERICA
ERECTED THROUGH POPULAR SUBSCRIPTION
SPONSORED BY THE
MINNESOTA LEIF ERIKSON MONUMENT ASSOCIATION INC.
PRESENTED TO THE
STATE OF MINNESOTA DURING
ITS TERRITORIAL CENTENNIAL
OCTOBER 9 1949
designed & executed by
John Karl Daniels
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