Prairie Bells Grotto

German Russian Country Driving Tour

Prairie Bells Grotto

Braddock, North Dakota 58524, United States

Created By: North Dakota State University

Point of Interest Details

Prairie Bells Grotto serves as a shrine to the Holy Family. The site inclueds the bells of St. Andrew, St. Anthony, and Holy trinity churches, which no longer exist. Their bells, however, still peel across the prairies and are situated next to the Grotto of the Holy Family. The grotto was constructed out of fieldstone from the surrounding fields and was established by the Vetter family as a testament to their German-Russian heritage.

Sources:

I. "Destinations." German Russian Country. 2017. http://germanrussiancountry.org/?page_id=48.

II. "Prairie Bells: Grotto of the Holy Family." Germans from Russia Heritage Collection. 2017. https://library.ndsu.edu/grhc/history_culture/photo/prairiebells.html

This point of interest is part of the tour: German Russian Country Driving Tour


 

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