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sladys
12-04-2009, 02:58 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile23775/Hermann-Monument,-New-Ulm.htm>Hermann Monument, New Ulm</a></b><br><br>Fondly known as Hermann the German, the Hermann Monument in New Ulm dominates the Minnesota River Valley skyline. Inspired by a similar monument near Detmold, Germany, this colossal figure served as an important symbol for members of Sons of Hermann, a fraternal organization of German Americans. In 1885 the 362 Sons of Hermann lodges across the country committed themselves to the construction of a monument representing their cultural heritage. Through the determined efforts of Minnesota’s 53 Sons of Hermann lodges, the monument was built in New Ulm, home to many German immigrants. <br />
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Hermann Monument has a total height of 102 feet. Constructed of sheet copper over iron, the 32-foot statue stands on a 70-foot iron column encircled by a spiral staircase to the dome, which is supported by 10 iron columns and a Kasota stone base. The only National Register property of its kind in Minnesota, the monument remains, for many Minnesotans of German descent, an impressive remembrance of their homeland. <br /><br /><img src=http://www.gearthhacks.com/showimage.php?image=new/080505/8715311.jpg>

sladys
12-04-2009, 02:59 PM
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