Jensen Cabin at Wadeson Park

This cabin was built in 1878 by Norwegian immigrant Carl Bjerke Jensen, made from hand-hewn oak.  The cabin and the land were donated to the State Historical Society by the Wadeson family in 1957.  This cabin was in pretty bad shape until it was restored in 1981.

I stumbled upon this place while taking a drive near Kathryn, North Dakota.

This is the Wadeson Park Spillway, right across the road from the Jensen Cabin.

Photos by Troy Larson, copyright © Sonic Tremor Media

11 Comments on “Jensen Cabin at Wadeson Park

  1. I think it’s about a mile or so East of Kathryn. Take 51st Street S.E. out of Kathryn. After about a mile (just before river) there is a road on your left. I believe it’s up that road a few hundred yards. If not, I’m sure you could ask anybody in Kathryn and they would know. I would think there would be signs ir you are getting close.

  2. Been to this cabin a few times. Easy to imagine life in less complex time.

  3. My wife is a Bjerke and her grandparents are from Nome, we live about 35 miles south of kathryn and we never even knew about this place we are heading there with the camera today! Thank you for showing us this.

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  5. Since these pictures were taken the dam was removed and a pile of rocks replaced it, no one in happy about that! I grew up on the north side of town, we fished here as kids. We visited the cabin often, long before there were locks on the door.

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