Danevang Historical Marker

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Photograph of a commemorative historical marker on a dirt plot of land that has been tilled. In the background, there appears to be a church, judging by the spire structure that sits on top of the roof, and the hollow space just beneath it that seems to hold a church bell. This structure is bordered by a small line of bushes. The text of the marker reads: "Danevang ('Danish Meadow') The first successful Danish community in Texas. Established in 1894 on a portion of 25,000 acres secured through option by Danish Folk Society from Texas Land and Cattle Company. Most ... continued below

Physical Description

1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. 1970.

Context

This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Texas Cultures Online and was provided by Danish Heritage Preservation Society to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 25 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Danish Heritage Preservation Society

The Danish Heritage Preservation Society provides thousands of items depicting the history of Danish people in Texas. The items include photographs, postcards, legal documents, and books that date from the 1860s.

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Description

Photograph of a commemorative historical marker on a dirt plot of land that has been tilled. In the background, there appears to be a church, judging by the spire structure that sits on top of the roof, and the hollow space just beneath it that seems to hold a church bell. This structure is bordered by a small line of bushes.

The text of the marker reads:
"Danevang ('Danish Meadow') The first successful Danish community in Texas. Established in 1894 on a portion of 25,000 acres secured through option by Danish Folk Society from Texas Land and Cattle Company.
Most immigrants came first to the northern United States, where other Danes had settled, and then to Texas, desiring to preserve their national culture, language, and religion. A Lutheran church was erected in 1895.
Hardships included disease, insects, poorly drained land, and primitive transportation; but hard work, farming ability, and cooperation brought success. (1970)."

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1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

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Texas Cultures Online

Texas Cultures Online features local history materials from eighteen institutions depicting the diverse cultures of Texas during the 19th and 20th centuries. Funding provided by the Amon Carter Foundation.

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  • 1970

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  • June 6, 2012, 10:40 a.m.

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Danevang Historical Marker, photograph, 1970; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222870/: accessed June 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Danish Heritage Preservation Society.