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Ringness House Museum

 | Published on 9/27/2020

Ringness House


THE RINGNESS HOUSE MUSEUM


CYNTHIA ELYCE RUBIN
The Norwegian American


In 1854, Jens and Kari Ringness were one of eight Norwegian families who arrived in Bosque County, Texas, settling in the area that came to be known as the Norse Community. Jens filed a claim for a farm along Neils Creek and built a two-room log cabin, bringing his family of three children later in the fall. In 1859, in response to the need for more room for his growing family and for guest quarters for newly arriving Norwegian immigrants, the six-room “dobbelthus” was built.




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