First Permanent Norwegian Settlement in the United States
The marker is located southwest of the town of Norway, along the northwest side of IL 71. It is mounted on granite at the Cleng-Pearson Memorial Park.
State of Illinois
Here is commemorated the 100th anniversary of the first permanent Norwegian settlement in the United States by Cleng Peerson and other pioneers from Norway. They and their descendants, who still live here have contributed largely to the development of this section of Illinois.
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