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                         Nordfjordlaget Stevne Locations

"Nordfjordlaget I Amerika" was organized September 8, 1909 at a meeting in 
Como Park, St. Paul, Minnesota.  In the following years Stevne were held at 
the locations shown below:

1910, June 11-13    Minneapolis, Minnesota   Big Island Park, Lake Minnetonka.
1911, June 21-22    Minneapolis, Minnesota   Ark Auditorium
1912, June 5-6      Moorhead, Minnesota      Concordia College
1913, June 14-15    Minneapolis, Minnesota   Courthouse Assembly Hall and Como Park
1914, May 16        Minneapolis, Minnesota   Courthouse Assembly Hall and Fair Grounds
1915, June 24-26    Benson, Minnesota        Swift County Courthouse
1916, June 20-21    Madison, South Dakota    Chautauqua Grounds
1917, June 3        Swift Falls, Minnesota   Benson area local stevne held
1918,                               None held due to the war.
1919, June 18-20    Bricelyn, Minnesota      High School and a tent
1920, May 29-30     Minneapolis, Minnesota   Courthouse Assembly Hall and Como Park
1921, June 23-25    Ortonville, Minnesota    City Park
1922, June 28-30    Belview, Minnesota       Odeon Hall
1923, June 5-7      Benson, Minnesota        Swift County Courthouse
1924, May 27-29     Howard, South Dakota     High School
1925, June 6        St. Paul, Minnesota      State Fair Grounds
1926, June 10-12    Moorhead, Minnesota      Concordia College
1927, June 6-8      Glenwood, Minnesota      Lakeside Pavilion
1928, June 12-14    Clarkfield, Minnesota    High School
1929, June 6-8      Viroqua, Wisconsin       High School
1930, June 10-12    Minneapolis, Minnesota   Radisson Hotel
1931, June 9-11     Glenwood, Minnesota      Lakeside Pavilion
1932, June 14-16    Bricelyn, Minnesota      High School
             (The bridal custom was first worn by Olina Holme at the 17th of May 
             festivals in both Sandane and Vereide, Gloppen, Nordfjord, Norway 
             before being sent to the Lag. The crown and bunad were received 
             in time for the 1933 stevne.  Included from here on are the names 
             of the bride (maiden name) and her groom or partner.)
1933, June 6-8      Fargo, North Dakota      Byens Auditorium
                                             Selma Steen and Arthur Sundfor
1934, June 14-16    Webster, South Dakota    High School

1935, June 13-15    Benson, Minnesota        High School
                                             Mabel Pederson and Walter Svor
1936, June 10-12    Minneapolis, Minnesota   Mindekirken
                                             Bride and Groom Unknown
1937, June 18-20    Belview, Minnesota       Odeon Hall
                                             Miss Malfred Solberg and Ted Holt
1938, June 6-8      Clinton, Minnesota       High School
                                             Minnie Larson and Bernard Huselid
1939, June 8-10     Fargo, North Dakota      Sons of Norway Hall

1940, June 3-5      Benson, Minnesota        High School
                                             Olga (Thompson) and Chester Anderson
1941, June 6-8      Ortonville, Minnesota    1st English Lutheran Church

1942-1945           None held due to WW-II.

1946, June 14-15    Belview, Minnesota       Odeon Hall
                                             Clarice (Anderson) and Henry Holt 
1947, Sept. 19-21   Benson, Minnesota        High School

1948, June 25-27    Webster, South Dakota    High School

1949, June 10-12    Bricelyn, Minnesota      High School
                                             Karen (Hagen) and Olaf Ness
1950, June 23-25    Minneapolis, Minnesota   Mindekirken

1951, June 22-24    Granite Falls, Minnesota City Hall
                                             Jeannette Koecher
1952, June 20-22    Granite Falls, Minnesota City Hall
                                             Jeannette Koecher
1953, June 19-20    Belview, Minnesota       Odeon Hall
                                             Marlene Stokke
1954, June 18-20    Benson, Minnesota        High School

1955, June 1-2      Howard, South Dakota     New Armory
        (Two sources dissagree on the location/year of the 1955,56 stevne.)
1956, June 10-12    Webster, South Dakota    St. John's Lutheran Church
                                             Mr. & Mrs. Huset
1957, June 14-15    Bricelyn, Minnesota      High School
                                             Mr. and Mrs. Myron Jelle
1958, June 27-29    Moorhead, Minnesota      Memorial Auditorium Concordia College
                                             Lilliam (Seljevold) and John Knutson
1959, June 19-20    Clarkfield, Minnesota    High School
                                             Bertha (Henden) and Clarence Rosetter
1960, June 10-11    Benson, Minnesota        High School
                                             Bertha (Lyslo) and Ole A. Svor
1961, June 9-10     Webster, South Dakota    High School
                                             Ruth (Knutson) and Albert Svor
1962, June 8-9      Madison, South Dakota    Elks Building
                                             Mr. and Mrs. James Mehlum
1963, May 31-June 1 Mobridge, South Dakota   IOOF Hall
                                             Delores (Salzsiedler) and Harold Rye
1964, June 5-6      Benson, Minnesota        Trinity Lutheran Church
                                             Lillie (Reme) and Melvin Skarsten
1965, June 4-5      Benson, Minnesota        Junior High School
                                             Olga (Thompson) and Chester Anderson
                                             celebrating their 25th anniversary.
1966, June 17-18    Swift Falls, Minnesota   Community Hall and Park
                                             Bertha (Hoff) and Oliver Pederson who 
                                             celebrated their golden wedding
1967, June 16-17    Clarkfield, Minnesota    High School
                                             Mr, and Mrs. Melford Halvorson of
                                             Granite Falls.
1968, June 14-15    Swift Falls, Minnesota   Community Hall and Park
                                             Emma (Lyslo) and Martin Mittness
1969, June 6-7      Webster, South Dakota    Day County Courthouse
                                             Marie Tvinnereim and Leon Fosheim
1970                No Stevne held

1971, June 11-12    Swift Falls, Minnesota   Community Hall and Park
                                             Lena (Skarsten) and Peder Reme
1972, June 9-10     Granite Falls, Minnesota City Hall
                                             Barbara (Christensen) and Roger Larson
1973, Sept. 2       Clarkfield, Minnesota    Clarkfield Park
                                             (Picnic)
1974, June 28-29    Montevideo, Minnesota    V. F. W. Hall
                                             Elizabeth (Visher) and Martin Berg
1975, June 13-14    Benson, Minnesota        V. F. W. Hall
                                             Christine (Overlie) and Edwin Rodi
1976, Sept. 5       Clarkfield, Minnesota    Farmers and Merchants Bank
                                             (Picnic)
1977, June 17-18    Swift Falls, Minnesota   Community Hall
                                             Lillie (Reme) and Melvin Skarsten
1978, June 9-11     Ferryville, Wisconsin    Sugar Creek Bible Camp
                                             Arvalene (Skrede) and Jacob Vedvik
1979, Sept. 2       Clarkfield, Minnesota    Municipal Building
                                             (Picnic)
1980, June 6-7      Moorhead, Minnesota      Knutson Center Concordia College
                                             Ruth (Paulson) and Lawrence Frimanslud 
1981, June 19-21    Nordfjord Eid, Norway    Fjordane Folkehogskule, Eid, Norway.
                                             (Trip to Norway)
1982, June 13       Clarkfield, Minnesota    Municipal Building
                                             (Picnic)
1983, June 10-11    Swift Falls, Minnesota   Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
                                             Helen (Thompson) and Syvert Rodi
                                             celebrating their golden wedding.
1984, June 10       Clarkfield, Minnesota    Municipal Building
                                             (Picnic)
1985, Aug 1-4       Ferryville, Wisconsin    Sugar Creek Bible Camp
                                             Margaret (Vedvik) and Howard Roemer of 
                                             Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
1986, June 1        Belview, Minnesota
                                             (Picnic)
1987                Not held due to illness of the president.

1988, June 10-11    Swift Falls, Minnesota   Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
                                             Irene and Henry Rachie of Granite Falls
1989, August 27     Clarkfield, Minnesota
                                             (Picnic)
1990, June 8-9      Kerkhoven, Minnesota
                                             Olga (Thompson) and Chester Anderson of Murdock 
                                             celebrating their 50th anniversary.
1991, May 5         Clarkfield, Minnesota
                                             (Picnic)
1992, June 5-6      Sunburg, Minnesota       Sunburg Community Center
                                             Agnes (Sondrol) and Elmer Rodi.
1993, June 6        Sacred Heart, Minnesota
                                             (Picnic)
1994, June 3-4      Sunburg, Minnesota       Sunburg Community Center
                                             Bernice (Thompson) and Oswald Rodi.
1995, June 10       Swift Falls, Minnesota   Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
                                             (Picnic)
1996, June 14-15    Willmar, Minnesota       College
                                             Sharon (Wilson) and EuGene Rodi.
1997, August 2      Swift Falls, Minnesota   Swift Falls Park
                                             (Picnic)
1998, June 13-14    Sunburg, Minnesota       Sunburg Community Center
                                             Betty (Gronseth) and Sherlen Rodi.
1999, July 29-31    Decorah, Iowa            Luther College
                                             (Centennial Celebration)
2000, Sept. 23      Sunburg, Minnesota       Sunburg Community Center
                                             Lavonne (Rodi) and Kenneth Lundebrek
2001, Sept. 15      Not held due to attack on World Trade Center, NY

2002, July 23       Benson, Minnesota        Country Inn and 
                                                 Swift County Historical Society
                                             Aud and Peder Verlo of Nordfjord, Norway
2003, Sept. 6       Spicer, Minnesota        Green Lake Bible Camp
                                             Judy and Ernest Anderson
2004, Sept. 19      Spicer, Minnesota        Green Lake Bible Camp
                                             Rannveig Fredheim and Robert O'Neil
2005, Sept. 18      Spicer, Minnesota        Green Lake Bible Camp
                                             Beverly (Rodi) Anderson and Ross Erickson
2006, Sept. 17      Spicer, Minnesota        Green Lake Bible Camp
                                             Chloe and Mods Andenas
2007, Sept. 16      Spicer, Minnesota        Green Lake Bible Camp
                                             Ingrid Thompson and Sigrude Andenas, both  
                                             born in Nordfjord, Norway
2008, Sept. 21      Spicer, Minnesota        Green Lake Bible Camp
                                             Gail (Holm) and father Lyle Holm
2009, Sept. 20      Spicer, Minnesota        Green Lake Bible Camp
                                             Borghild O. Risendal and Darwin J. Monson
2010, Sept. 19      Spicer, Minnesota        Green Lake Bible Camp
                                             Barb and Lowell Torkelson
2011, Sept. 18      Spicer, Minnesota        Green Lake Bible Camp 
                                             Adline and Milton Rache
2012, Sept. 16      Spicer, Minnesota        Green Lake Bible Camp 
                                             Doris and Wally Miller
2013, Sept. 15      Spicer, Minnesota        Green Lake Bible Camp
                                             Sandra and Darwin J. Monson
2014, Sept. 21      Spicer, Minnesota        Green Lake Bible Camp
                                             Eileen (Anderson) and David Helmstetter
2015, Sept. 20      Spicer, Minnesota        Green Lake Bible Camp
                                             Bertha and Dennis Voss
2016, Sept. 18      Spicer, Minnesota        Green Lake Bible Camp
                                             Eveline and Edward Mitteness
2017, Sept. 17      Spicer, Minnesota        Green Lake Bible Camp
                                             Beverly (Rodi) Anderson and Bob Swanson
                                             (Beverly replaced Martha at last minute)
2018, Sept. 16      Spicer, Minnesota        Green Lake Bible Camp
                                             Martha McCartney and Bob Swanson

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