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Where are Minnesota's Leif Erikson statues?

On Oct. 9, 1946, a statue of Leif Erikson, titled "Discoverer of America" is dedicated on the explorer's holiday at the state capitol in St. Paul. Where in Minnesota is the other well-known Erikson statue? 1) Fridley 2) Two Harbors 3) Duluth For the answer, click on the headline above...
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C) Both Leif Erikson statues, located in St. Paul and Duluth, were sculpted by the same man, John K. Daniels, a Norwegian immigrant who attended St. Paul's Mechanic Arts High School. Daniels, who died at the age of 102 in Minneapolis, based his Erikson statue in Duluth from a statue of the explorer erected in Boston in 1887.

Of course, Leif Erikson Day is celebrated on land and sea -- around the world...

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