Lac Qui Parle Scandanavian Lutheran
Congregation was established in 1905 and
was named after Lac Qui Parle County in
Minnesota, the former home of these
mostly Norwegian immigrants.
"Lac Qui Parle" is a French translation
of the native Dakota name meaning
"Lake which speaks." There were no
French-speaking people involved with
this settlement, neither is there a lake. I
believe the chosen name had much to do
with their homesickness for Minnesota.
The cemetery remains active to this day
with the first burial taking place in 1906.
The church building was completed in
November 1915 and remains in fine
condition; the interior being particularly
well preserved. The severe lines and
angles of the exterior are in sharp
contrast to the rich yet soft indoor
Both the church and cemetery are
meticulously well kept.
Photographed on October 17, 2017.