The 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 babyÂ 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 injuredÂ and warning the other settlers of the uprising. A book was written about GuriÂ and there are numerous articles written in the history books about thisÂ courageous woman.
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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