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The ceremony honoring James Webster Olson was held at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in May 2006.  Planning was finalized for a colorful event involving participants in traditional Norwegian dress and period costume.  The Santa Rosa American Legion Post 21 Rifle Team, with their fully functional World War II M1 rifles, participated in this ceremony honoring this Civil War Veteran.

 

DATE AND TIME OF DEDICATION:

2:30 PM - SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2006

at the Santa Rosa Odd Fellows Cemetery

 

Area Sons of Norway lodges participated.

Santa Rosa's Freya #62 Lodge, San Rafael's Olav #82 Lodge & Eureka's Fram #13 Lodge

RECENT WEB SITE ADDITIONS:

  1. Contact information (see "Contact"), Maps and Driving information recently added (see "Maps").

  2. "Civil War Battle Reports" & 2 portraits added to "Col. Porter Olson" page.

  3. 30 Mar 06 - Added Cemetery Map with relevant plots indicated; Burial plot information & recent photos of cemetery site added to "Sgt James W. Olson" page.

  4. 3 Apr 06 - Added Hvor.no map link for Hetletveit Farm Location in Norway on "MAPS" page.

  5. 6 Apr 06 -Photos added of Stones River National Battlefield & Cemetery, TN, including headstone for brother Soren Olson. See: Lt. Soren Olson.

  6. 20 Apr 06 - Link added to Slooper Story written by a great great granddaughter of Ole Olsen (see "Note 4" on Slooper Ole Olson page).

  7. 22 Apr 06 - Readable images of 1912 obituary & funeral description newspaper clippings added - See Sgt. James W.  Olson page.

  8. 26 Apr 06 - Birth month of James Webster Olson corrected on several pages to consistently present the month of August as correct. (Several sources, including Rosdail's Slooper book, erroneously gives April; several personal & official documents obtained by Phil Rhodes confirm August as the correct birth month.)  Map showing the movements and battlefields of the 36th Ill. Inf. Reg. furnished by Norwegian researcher Gunleif Seldal has been added and linked to the Col. Porter Olson page

  9. 29 Apr 06 - Photo added of Santa Rosa's Rifle Team Commander, Grant Noah, wearing the official American Legion Dress Uniform - see EVENT DETAILS page.

  10. 2 May 06 - Link added on Slooper Ole Olson page, "Note 7," to 1906 newspaper article available on the Kendall County, Illinois, web site that is part of the USGenWeb Project.

  11. 12 May 06 - 2 photos added showing daughter Pauline Olson, one with her sitting next to the famous Luther Burbank for whom she worked. See Sgt. James W. Olson page.

  12. Dec. 2007 - FINALLY, Keith got around to adding an album of ~EVENT PHOTOS~   See EVENT DETAILS page.

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