Photo Corner: The Alvig Family

Alvig familyThe Alvig family, about 1925. The matriarch is Anna Endresen Alvig, daughter of the heroine, Guri Endresen, who saved the settlers near her farm during the Sioux uprising of 1862. A monument is dedicated to Guri. Anna was a young baby and Guri hid with her in the family root cellar while her father, Lars Endresen and brother were killed by the Indians. Guri took baby Anna in a wagon, picking up the injured and warning the other settlers of the uprising. A book was written about Guri and there are numerous articles written in the history books about this courageous woman.

Bev Carlson
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

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