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Leif Eiriksson looks west

Readers Corner

Leif Eiriksson looks west

There are statues of Lief Eiriksson in Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul; Boston Massachusetts; Tromsø Norway and this one in Reykjavik. My impression is that this one, standing in front of Hallgrimskirkja, is both the nicest and most relevant. It bears the inscription;

'LEIFR EIRICSSON SON OF ICELAND
DISCOVERER OF VINLAND
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
TO THE PEOPLE OF ICELAND
ON THE ONE THOUSANDTH ANNIVERSARY
OF THE ALTHING
A.D. 1930'

Tony Gomm