Sons of Norway -- FRAM Lodge No. 13

Eureka, California



Volume 3 - Upper floor artifacts & photos. 

We are in the process of trying to identify these old photos & those depicted therein.

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Three different member's badges. These very old pieces of Lodge regalia are reversible, i.e., the red, white & blue ribbon can be turned over to expose the black side to be worn in mourning.

MEDLEM = Member

"William Perfield Young (Circa 1912)" at work on a Lodge painting - Mr. Young was a sign painter in Eureka with much artistic talent; he was noted for his skill in painting the Lodge's  stage curtains & scenery. Photos of early theatrical productions staged in the Hall. Early Lodge Officers posing in front of "The Midnight Sun" painting in the Lodge's main meeting hall.


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Fram 13 Children's Team at the first Ferndale Scandinavian Festival Fram 13 Adult Dance Team at first Festival Norwegian American Centennial, June 14, 1925, Humboldt Co., Cal. - held on the Figelund place in Loleta.  "Daughters of Norway" - local ladies - photo believed to have been taken in "Little Fairfield" area.
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In front of the Vance Hotel, Eureka, CA, c. 1913 - reception committee honoring the famous visiting Roald Amundsen (large man, 5th from left) - Lutheran Pastor Borup 3rd from left).

Women of the Lodge. TopRow: __ Kirksmoe, Hjordis Aune, ___ ___, ___ Carlson, Bertha Erlandsen, Kristina Erikesen, ___ Johnson, ___ ___; 2ndRow: __ Matsen, Hoaken Hansen, Sina Rasmussen, Maun Hansen, Thora Larsen, Maren Andersen, Johanna Andersen, Elizabeth Barney, Helga Donahue, Anna Halversen; 3rdRow:__ Jensen, Elizabeth Birkland, Dagman Hansen, Ingeborg Moe, Ingrid Arklett, Ingrid Andersen.

"Sons and Daughters of Norway"  -Gregory-??  (This photo may have been taken at a convention..?) "Fram Lodge No. 13, Sons of Norway, Eureka, California (on steps of old Humboldt Co. Court House).
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Men's Singing Society.


Old newspaper photo of A. Johnson's 27' Viking ship, "Varmland," 1968. Full caption: "Arthur Johnson of Redway hauls in the line from the bow of his 27-foot Viking ship "Varmland" which he launched for the first time this morning at Field's Landing. Nearly 100 persons turned out to see the "Varmland" make its maiden cruise in Humboldt Bay. Johnson spent five years searching for material and working on the vessel. "Presented to the U.S. Gov. by the Sons of Norway, 1919." (probably at national level for WWI..?)


Lodge "clean-up committee" for 1956 Dist. 6 Convention. 1st row, l-r: Connie Beckstrom, Helen Anderson, Marie Hughes; Chair. Conv. Com. Cecilie Gimle, Peggy Thonnesen, Signe Larsen & Beth Anderson. 2nd row, l-r: Harley Hughes, Elmer Halsebo, Leo Nelson Dist. 6 Publicity Director; Marcus Karlstad, Curt Anderson, Norman Tonneson, Henny Halsebo, Victor Beckstrom, John Swensen.


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