This twenty-two foot Dala Horse stands at the entrance to the Kanabec County Fairgrounds. It was constructed by the Mora Jaycees in 1971 to provide a landmark to the city’s Swedish heritage.
Mora — A Dala Horse and Klocka
Mora is a cute little community that is named after its sister city of Mora Sweden. Its main claim to fame is that it is home to the second largest ski race in the United States. It was fun to walk around town and take notice of all the Swedish motifs.
This brightly colored Mora Klocka stands in the center of downtown. It has a 48-inch clock face and decorative painting.
Many of the downtown business have added distinctive Swedish motifs.
The traditional dala horse is used extensively around town.
The old Burlington Northern Railroad Depot is an attractive Swedish style building. It is now used as the headquarters for the annual Vasaloppet Race.
The Hersey House is probably the most eye-catching home in town.
The stately Kanabec County Courthouse was constructed in 1894 in the Romanesque Revival style ... replacing an earlier wooden structure which was destroyed by fire. The courthouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
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