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The Beautiful Plains of Sundal, Minnesota

The Beautiful Plains of Sundal, Minnesota

Sundal, Minnesota is in Norman County and notable for two striking structures of entirely different character.  Sundal is a loose knit collection of farmsteads with a reported population around twenty.  On the east end, the abdandoned creamery — the building with the smokestack you see below.  On the west end, the beautiful Sundal Lutheran Church.  Sundal’s parent township, sometimes spelled Sundahl, is named for a village and river in Norway.

Sundal, Minnesota

The former Sundal Creamery.

Sundal, Minnesota

Sundal, Minnesota

Sundal, Minnesota

Sundal, Minnesota

Sundal, Minnesota

Sundal, Minnesota

Across the road, this home stands abandoned.

Sundal, Minnesota

This part of the state, like southern Minnesota, is decidedly more prairie than the forested lands to the northeast.

Sundal, Minnesota

Sundal Lutheran Church was featured in our book, Churches of the High Plains. The plaque at the bottom of the sign shown below reads: In memory of persons buried 1881 — 1891, Original Cemetery, NW Corner, Sec. 15, Sundal Township

Sundal, Minnesota

Photos by Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC