Ness Point bench commemorates early Petersburg family
July 13, 2023
Ness family members from across the country gathered at Ness Point in Petersburg last Saturday to dedicate a bench to relatives Erick, Ragna, Leo, and Carl Ness.
Crafted by local artist Josef Quitslund, the bench depicts an early 20th century view of Ness Point-the current location of Eagle's Roost Park-where three houses and a large garden built by Petersburg pioneer Erick Ness previously stood.
"[The point] is everything. Even to talk about it brings emotions for me," said Erick Ness' grandchild, Linda Ness.
"It was our land, our soil. Our grandpa built on it. He's a pioneer family here,...