Saturday, February 23, 2008

Hans Christian Heg

Statue of Hans Christian Heg, State Prison Commissioner and Civil War major, King Street corner of the Capitol Square. Heg was born in Norway and immigrated to the United States with his family in 1840 at age eleven. He was the first Norwegian elected to state office, and was mortally wounded in the Battle of Chickamauga (Georgia), September 1863.

At least someone doesn't seem to mind the cold and snowy weather. *grin*

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