Lindsborg artisan Brian Holdsworth uses a coal fired forge to heat steel to over 900 degrees Fahrenheit, pounding and shaping an old world symbol to celebrate Little Sweden’s past, present and future. When finished, the steel branches and leaves of the Järnkors will grace the northwest corner of Swensson Park on a plaza paved in bricks with names of loved ones. Each of the 108 leaves will also be engraved with names from the past. The nearly 10-foot-tall steel work is an echo of memorial crosses found in Scandinavia. The project was launched by the Sesquicentennial Festival Committee and will be unveiled October 17, 2019 during a public dedication ceremony.