Iron Cross Making and the World Premiere of Prairie Crosses, Prairie Voices: Iron Crosses of the Great Plains

Sponsored by Prairie Public Broadcasting, the North Dakota Council on the Arts, and the North Dakota Humanities Council, and North Dakota State University Libraries

Heritage Center and Buckshot Junction, Bismarck, North Dakota
7-8 August 2002

Photographs by Bernadine Lang Kuhn, Owatonna, Minnesota and Michael M. Miller, Fargo, North Dakota

Prairie Public Broadcasting exhibit at the Heritage Center, Bismarck, August 7, 2002, for the World Premiere of Prairie Crosses, Prairie Voices. Iron cross of the State Historical Society of North Dakota was made by Louie Schneider, Fort Yates, ND.
Iron crosses on display at Heritage Center, Bismarck, ND, August 7, 2002; iron crosses of blacksmiths (l-r): Myron Just, Bismarck, ND; Herman Reschny, Provost, Alberta; Herman Kraft, Timber Lake, SD; and Merv Rennich, Dunlap, IL.
Herman Kraft (left) and Ervin Keller (right), Timber Lake, SD, at Buckshot Junction, Bismarck, ND, August 8, 2002.
Herman Kraft heating iron for cross
Ervin Keller (left) and Ben Kraft, Herman Kraft's grandson, sawing the iron.
Iron cross made by Merv Rennich, Dunlap, IL, displayed at Germans from Russia Heritage Society Convention, Bismarck, ND, August 2002.


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