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Photo Gallery - The Flame in Morgedal, Minot and Squaw Valley

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Brought across the Atlantic from Morgedal, the Olympic Flame was lit in Squaw Valley on February 18, 1960.

The fire is still burning here, and can be seen at the entrance of the valley as a part of the original tower of nations.

Courtesy of Squaw Valley Ski Corp.

In 1993, the fire was lit in Morgedal on November 27.

Before the Olympic Torch Relay left Morgedal, an eternal flame was lit at this special cairn in Lake Morgedal.

Photo by Eivind Molde

The fire is burning in Morgedal day and night, in memory of the Olympic ceremonies here.

Photo by Eivind Molde

In December 1993, a branch of the fire from Morgedal was brought to Minot, North Dakota, not far from the place where Sondre is buried.

The eternal flame is still burning in the Scandinavian Heritage Park, close to the Sondre statue. The Sondre Norheim Eternal Flame Monument is designed by artist Sheldon Larson of Minot. The five aluminium skis symbolize the five Nordic countries. The globe represents the many contributions to the sport of skiing that Sondre gave to the world.

Photo by Craig Nansen

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