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Encyclopedia > Trygve Rovelstad
The Pioneer Family Memorial sculpture in downtown Elgin, Illinois.

Trygve A. Rovelstad, was a renowned medalist and sculptor. He was born on September 27, 1903, in Elgin, Illinois to Norwegian immigrant parents. He died on June 8, 1990 in Elgin. He designed medals for the United States War Department, including the Combat Infantryman Badge, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Occupation of Germany Medal (General John J. Pershing Medal), Unit Blue Citation Badge, Women's Army Corps (WACs) Medal and Insignia Lapel Pins, and the E-Medal. He also designed non-military coins and medals for the U.S. Mint, the State of Illinois and other bodies. His public sculptures include a bust of James T. Gifford, founder of Elgin, Illinois and a pioneer family memorial in downtown Elgin, Illinois. Pioneer Family Memorial sculpture by Trygve A. Rovelstad in downtown Elgin, Illinois File links The following pages link to this file: Trygve Rovelstad ... Pioneer Family Memorial sculpture by Trygve A. Rovelstad in downtown Elgin, Illinois File links The following pages link to this file: Trygve Rovelstad ... Victorian-era house in a historic district near downtown Elgin, Illinois Elgin (pronounced [ˈɛldʒɪn] (IPA)) is a city located on the Fox River mainly in Kane County, Illinois, with a portion also in Cook County, Illinois. ...


Commemorative coin

In 1936, a commemorative half dollar designed by Rovelstad was issued by the United States Mint commemorating the centennial of Elgin, Illinois. The obverse features the profile of a pioneer with the dates 1673 * 1936, while the reverse features a pioneer family. Commemorative coinage of the United States consists of coins that have been minted to commemorate a particular event, person or organization. ... The United States Mint is responsible for producing and circulating coinage for the United States to conduct its trade and commerce. ... Victorian-era house in a historic district near downtown Elgin, Illinois Elgin (pronounced [ˈɛldʒɪn] (IPA)) is a city located on the Fox River mainly in Kane County, Illinois, with a portion also in Cook County, Illinois. ...


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In brief, an accomplished sculptor in Elgin, Illinois, Trygve Rovelstad, created the Pioneer Memorial statuary group.
This was to serve as the model for a similar group of heroic-sized statues to be erected in the city to commemorate its 100th anniversary and the pioneer spirit of the place.
Many years later Trygve Rovelstad's widow Gloria became interested in numismatics, attended a few conventions, and corresponded with Bowers, to share documentation, records, and more, leading to the written presentation mentioned earlier.
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