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Casper Oimoen - Minot, North Dakota
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 48° 13.567 W 101° 17.836
14U E 329389 N 5343984
Quick Description: Statue of Olympic ski jumper Casper Oimonen located on the grounds of the Scandinavian Heritage Park in Minot, North Dakota.
Location: North Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 2/10/2010 10:11:33 AM
Waymark Code: WM870E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member condor1
Views: 4

Long Description:

The statue features Casper Oimoen standing and holding a pair of skis and wearing skiing attire. The base of the statue is inscribed:

(front)

CASPER OIMOEN
BORN MAY 8, 1906, VALDERS, NORWAY
7 TIMES CENTRAL STATES
SKI JUMPING CHAMPION
NATIONAL AMATEUR SKI JUMPING/CHAMPION 1930, 1931, 1936
ON THE U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM
1932, 1936
ONCE CAPTAIN OF THE U.S. TEAM

(side)

<The Olympic Creed
"The Important Thing
In the Olympic Games
Is Not Winning
But Taking Part. The Essential Thing In Life Is Not Conquering, But Fighting Well." Baron Pierre De Coubertin

For more information about Casper Oimoen see Wikipedia.

TITLE: Casper Oimoen

ARTIST(S): Gerald Peterson

DATE: Dedicated Feb. 9, 1979.

MEDIUM: Bronze sculpture on a marble base and concrete slab.

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS ND000066

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
Shirley Bicentennial Park aka Scandinavian Heritage Park Minot, North Dakota


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
None noted


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