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In this cablegram from May 1933, Governor William Langer invited King Haakon VII of Norway to visit the state. Langer reported that:
"I believe that the people and the prairies of North Dakota are worth while meeting and seeing. The growth of the state during a generation's time is in itself a chapter of Norway's glorious saga; and the Norse contributions to progress and independence, worthy of the sons and daughters of Vikings."
King Haakon VII, Norway
King Haakon VII, William Langer
Langer, William, "Telegram from Governor Langer to King Haakon VII of Norway, 1933" (1933). William Langer Papers. 44.