For those that might not know what a runestone is Wikipedia defines a runestone as typically a raised stone with a runic inscription, but the term can also be applied to inscriptions on boulders and on bedrock. The tradition began in the 4th century, and it lasted into the 12th century, but most of the runestones date from the late Viking Age. Most runestones are located in Scandinavia, but there are also scattered runestones in locations that were visited by Norsemen during the Viking Age. Runestones are often memorials to deceased men. Runestones were usually brightly coloured when erected, though this is no longer evident as the colour has worn off.
Wikopedia also defines runes as letters in a set of related alphabets known as runic alphabets, which were used to write various Germanic languages before the adoption of the Latin alphabet and for specialized purposes thereafter.
The Runestone Museum had a short video about the Kensington Runestone and the family that found it. So sad that their lives suffered so much from it. They had items from the family and their home including an old sewing machine. I didn't realize it was at first until I looked closer to the needle and presser foot.
|2 room cabin with loft bedroom|
|stage coach stop and post office with loft for sleeping|
|Snorri 40' Viking ship displayed in barn|
|1964 Arctic Cat Snowmobile displayed in barn|
|embroidered map showing state flowers for North Dakota and South Dakota|
|Ole Olaf statue across the street from Museum in a park|