Sunday, August 14, 2011

Eexhibit in Vestmannaeyjar commemorates Mormon heritage

Icelandic exhibit commemorates Mormon heritage.
Follow above link to see story

When I was a girl in Iceland

When I was a girl in Iceland
Author: Hólmfrídur Árnadóttir
Published 1919
When I was a girl in Iceland
Click on above link to read on line. The link has a copy of the entire text.
A touching story of life on a 19th Century Icelandic farm, through the clearly fond memories that Hólmfrídur has for her childhood and native land.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Jack Christianson

Jack Christianson passed away. He is the grandson of Eggert Kristjánsson an Icelandic immigrant to Utah.
Read his Obituary in the Daily Herald

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Iceland Monument in Spanish Fork, Utah

In 1938, a lighthouse monument honoring the Icelanders that settled in Utah was built on the east bench in Spanish Fork at 800 East and Canyon Road. Andrew Jensen, a historian for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dedicated the monument on 2 August 1938, as part of the annual Iceland Days celebration.

J. Victor Leifson and Eleanor B. Jarvis were co-chairs for the monument project. Gesli Bearnson donated the land and John K. Johnson designed the monument. The lighthouse reflects the seafaring background of the Icelanders.