Alma Norha Playhouse

Alma Norha Playhouse (HM20XF)

Location: Embarrass, MN 55732 St. Louis County
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Country: United States of America
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N 47° 39.718', W 92° 11.832'

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This log playhouse was constructed about 1902 by Juha Tupanen Norha for nine year old Alma.

Alma, her mother, Maria, and her grandmother, Elizabeth, arrived in Embarrass from Finland in 1901 to join her father, Samuel, at his homestead cabin. The family came from an estate in Finland called "Norhala".

Everything Alma played with in the playhouse was homemade, except for a cloth doll with a porcelain head, which she brought from Finland.

The initials on the walls are those of Alma's brothers, William Matthew and Wayne John.

Alma Norha was a student in the first schoolhouse built in Embarrass (Photo in Tori Exhibit room).

The playhouse was donated to Sisu Heritage by Verner Keskitalo, and restored with funds made available by Norha family members. The items on display in the playhouse were also donated by the Norha family.
HM NumberHM20XF
Placed BySisu Heritage
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, August 20th, 2017 at 7:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 560275 N 5279042
Decimal Degrees47.66196667, -92.19720000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 47° 39.718', W 92° 11.832'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds47° 39' 43.08" N, 92° 11' 49.92" W
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Area Code(s)218
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4821 Salo Rd, Embarrass MN 55732, US
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