Scenes from the
1893 World's Fair
The Columbian Exposition
Chicago, Illinois
by
C Graham

 


 

The Viking

THE VIKING

Norway, was of the feeling that the world had not sufficiently honored a previous visitor to America.  The poems about the Vikings were generally discredited.   However, when a real Viking vessel, a thousand years old, was dug from a kitchen-midden in Norway, a fund was gathered from every village in Norway to make a replica of the ancient vessel.  And it was on it that the Norwegian Commissioners took sail as the crew.  Captain Magnus Anderson, the proud Norsemen sailed across the Atlantic in the small craft, and came to anchor by way of New York and the lakes at Jackson Park about five o'clock on Wednesday, July 12, 1893. 

 

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