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Echo Press Editorial: In defense of Big Ole

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Last week, a letter writer from Bloomington blasted the Big Ole Viking statue and anyone that has a connection to it for “damaging” the community and the historical record.


The writer said that Big Ole should not be used to promote the museum or the Kensington Runestone because if the stone was, in fact, carved in 1362, the carvers wouldn’t have been Vikings since the Viking Age ended hundreds of years before then, in about 1050 A.D.

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