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Photograph of the Salem Old Peoples Home in Elk Horn, Iowa

Tivoli Fest parade activities in Elk Horn, Iowa. The Danish Immigrant Museum is in the background.

The Authentic Danish Windmill . . . spins its blades near the south side of Elk Horn. The windmill was disassembled in Denmark and reassembled with volunteer labor in Elk Horn. It drew over 52,000 visitors last year.

Three Busy 'Danes' . . . walk under main street signs that fit Elk Horn's image - "Iowa Farm," "Elk" and "Danish." They are Herb Christensen, Susan Hansen and Connie Rasmussen, who investigated the community's climate.

Overshadowed . . . by a 127-year-old authentic Danish windmill in Elk Horn is Carl Bonnesen. The Better Elk Horn Club purchased the windmill for $38,000 and transported it to Southwest Iowa from Norre Senade, Jutland, Denmark. Once finished, the mill…

Architect's drawing of the future Danish Immigrant Museum
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