Eternal Flame Monument
Lars Berge Haugann of Morgedal, Norway, lit the Sondre Norheim
Eternal Flame burning on December 4, 1993. A flame from the
fireplace of Norheim's birthplace in Norway was
transported to Minot by North Dakota Governor Edward
Schafer on a Norsk Hostfest sponsored trip. Five aluminum
skiis, symbolic of the five Scandinavian countries, support
a World globe which represents the many contributions to the
sport of skiing that Sondre Norheim gave the World.
Be sure to see the statue of Norheim near the waterfall on
the the north side of the park. Also, you may purchase a
copy of "Sondre Norheim, Father of Modern Skiing" at the
Gift Shop in the Visitors Center.
The monument was designed by Minot artist Sheldon Larson.