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F.O.E. Ten Commandment Monuments in North Dakota (6)

Dunseith, North Dakota
Dunseith, North Dakota
International Peace Garden
Credit: Institute for Regional Studies, North Dakota State University. Dedication (L-R) Charlton Heston (who played Moses in DeMille's The Ten Commandments), Judge E. J. Ruegemer, of Saint Cloud, Minnesota; Mayor Herschel Lashkowitz; and N.D. Lt. Gov. C. P. Dahl.
Photo available at http://digitalhorizonsonline.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/uw/id/6758/rec/6
Dunseith, North Dakota
Photo by Jon Lindgren, former Mayor of Fargo
Dunseith, North Dakota
    Scroll at bottom of monument
    Photo by Jon Lindgren, former Mayor of Fargo

Donated by FOE: June 1956

Location: International Peace Garden on the border of North Dakota and Manitoba, Canada.

Scroll: “Presented To / International Peace Garden / By / Fraternal Order Of Eagles / 1956”

Notes: The monument was donated by FOEs of South Dakota, North Dakota and Manitoba, Canada.

Eagle (magazine), December 1955, “A Garden of Peace” by Jan Wuttken:

Located between Dunseith, North Dakota and Boissevain, Manitoba, are 2,200 acres of land known as the “International Peace Garden.” At the entrance of the garden is a plaque reading “To God in His Glory We Two Nations Dedicate This Garden and Pledge Ourselves That as Long as Men Shall Live We Will Not Take Up Arms Against One Another.”

Charlton Heston, who played Moses in Cecil B. DeMille’s 1956 movie The Ten Commandments, spoke at the 1956 dedication of the Eagles Ten Commandments monument.




Fargo, North Dakota
Fargo, North Dakota
Photo by Red River Freethinkers (October 2008)
Fargo, North Dakota
Photo by Red River Freethinkers (October 2008)

Donated by FOE: 1958

Location: In the courtyard between the City Hall, Civic Center and Fargo Public Library. After the dedication in 1958, the monument was put in storage until it was installed in 1961. The monument faces 4th Street N. between 1st & 3rd Avenues N.

Scroll: “Presented To The City Of Fargo / Commemorating The First Urban / Renewal Project In North Dakota / Dedicated To The States Future / Development And A Better Way Of / Life For All Its People / Fargo Aerie No. 153 / Fraternal Order Of Eagles”

Litigation: The Fargo monument was the subject of two lawsuites: (1) Twombly v. City of Fargo, 388 F.Supp.2d 983 (D. N.D. 2005) and (2) Red River Freethinkers v. City of Fargo.




Manden, North Dakota
Manden, North Dakota
Morton County Memorial Courthouse
Screenshot: Google Maps street view August 2011 (monument in lower right corner)

Donated by FOE: 1968

Location: In the courtyard between the Morton County Memorial Courthouse and the Norton County Offices, 2nd Ave. N.W. (between 1st and 2nd Streets N.W.)

Scroll: (Cannot determine from the screenshot)




Minot, North Dakota
Minot, North Dakota
Roosevelt Park
Minot, North Dakota
Photo by Karen & Lee - “Two RV Gypsies”
available at http://www.tworvgypsies.us/!USA-trip8-2015/45b-minot-riverwalk.html

Donated by FOE: 1963

Location: Roosevelt Park, viewable from Minot Riverwalk and the North Dakota Medal of Honor Memorial.

Scroll: “Presented To / The City Of Minot, N.D. / By / Minot Aerie No. 2376 / Fraternal Order Of Eagles / 1963”




Sentinel Butte, North Dakota
Sentinel Butte, North Dakota
Home on the Range
Screenshot: Google Maps street view October 2008 (monument in center of the field)

Donated by FOE: 1965

Location: Home on the Range, 16351 Interstate 94.

Scroll: (Cannot determine from the screenshot)

Notes: Home On The Range was established in 1950, when Father Elwood E. Cassedy and three boys moved into a granary converted to living quarters on the former 960-acre ranch owned by Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Lievens. The Home’s mission is to provide “a Catholic home to strengthen children and families today for a successful tomorrow.” Source: http://hotrnd.com/ The Eagles continue to provide financial support.




Valley City, North Dakota
Valley City, North Dakota
Veterans Memorial Park
Screenshot: Google Maps street view Sept. 2012
Valley City, North Dakota
Eagle (Magazine) May 1973

Donated by FOE: June 1960

Location: Veterans Memorial Park, facing Main Street, between Central Avenue S and 2nd Avenue NE.

Scroll: “Presented To / The City Of Valley City / By / Valley City Aerie No. 2192 / Fraternal Order Of Eagles / June 1960”

YouTube: Veterans Memorial Park Valley City North Dakota