Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Solve This Photo Puzzle

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Solve This Photo Puzzle

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The first European to set foot on North America was born on the mystery island. Later, he and his family moved west and settled in a different land. As a young man, he traveled to the court of Norway's king. There he became a Christian, and preached Christianity when he returned home. Shortly after that, he led a band of 35 sailors to check out the report of a new land that had been spotted to the southwest.

He and his crew first landed on a rocky place he called "Flat Rock Land." Next they came to a forested place he named "Forest Land." Historians are very interested in the third stop the explorers made. They found a kind of fruit growing there. Based on what historians think the fruit was, the pioneers might have called the place "Gooseberry Land" or maybe "Cranberry Land."

But they didn't. Do you know the name of the explorer and his homeland? …

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