Ole Larson's Folks

Baptized in Ringebu, Norway, this date in 1834: my second great-grandmother Anne Haagensdatter Bakkehaugen (m. Moen). She was just featured on her birth date, February 2. Below is my snapshot of Ringebu stave church, first built before 1270 AD, still used for worship and cherished as a historic treasure.

Ringebu Church

On this date in 1945, US Marines raised the flag on Iwo Jima, resulting in one of the most iconic war photos ever.


Born in Halle, Germany, on this date in 1685, composer George Frederick Handel.

Painting by Thomas Hudson

Painting by Thomas Hudson

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