Administered by Eagle Historical Society P. O. Box 23 Eagle City Alaska 99738
Located Amundsen Memorial Park 1st Street & Amundsen Avenue Eagle City Alaska
1975. Dedicated July 4, 1976
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Alaska survey, 1994.
Image on file.
Ovida A. Bjorgan (On neck of globe:) Roald Amundsen/Memorial/Sponsored by/Sons of Norway/Redwood Lodge/Santa Cruz, California/World Globe/made by/Ovida A. Bjorgan (On plaque 1:) IN COMMEMORATION OF THE VISIT PAID/TO EAGLE CITY, ALASKA BY THE POLAR EXPLORER/ROALD AMUNDSEN, WHO ARRIVED HERE AT NOON/DECEMBER 5, 1905, ON WHICH DAY HE DISPATCHED/A TELEGRAM TO FRIDTJOF NANSEN, NORWAY,/ANNOUNCING THE CONQUEST OF/THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE. (On plaque 2:) ROALD AMUNDSEN BORN 1872 NORWAY DIED MAY 1928/IN AN EFFORT TO RESCUE/UMBERTO NOBILE/WHO HAD CRASHED/NORTH OF SPITZBERGEN/IN THE DIRIGIBLE ITALIA/AT OSLO, NANSEN GAVE THE MEMORIAL/ADDRESS: "AND THEN, WHEN HIS LIFES WORK/WAS ACCOMPLISHED, HE RETURNED TO THE/ARCTIC-----AND FOUND AN UNKNOWN GRAVE/UNDER THE CLEAN SKY OF THE ICE WORLD./BUT FROM THAT GREAT WHITE SILENCE, HIS NAME/WILL SHINE OUT IN THE GLOW OF THE NORTHERN/LIGHTS TO INSPIRE THE YOUTH OF OUR COUNTRY--./IT IS MEN WITH COURAGE, DETERMINATION, AND STRENGTH/LIKE HIS THAT GIVE US CONFIDENCE IN THE FUTURE, THE/WORLD IS STILL YOUNG THAT BEARS SUCH SONS."(On plaque 3:) CREW NAMES/OF/GJOA/PEDER RISTVEDT/ADOLF LINDSTROM/HELMER HANSEN/GODFRED HANSEN/ANTON LUND/GUSTAV WIIK signed
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Monument consists of a reflecting globe perched on a four-sided pyramidal base. There are four plaques on the base; two contain text and two are reliefs. The reliefs depict Roald Amundsen in winter Arctic clothing and his ship the Gjoa, and a map tracing his route from Norway through the Northwest Passage to Eagle, Alaska. The land masses on the globe are also in relief.