Norra Vi, Sweden, was was visited by Ryan Stewart and fellow lifters.
The tranlastion of the sign indicates that lifts were for bachelors who wanted to prove manhood. by lifting the 280lb/127kg stone.
The larger 385lb/175kg may have been placed there later.
Once you could load the 280 to the plinth you were able to ask for a women hand in marriage. It says that lifts like this are tracked in literature back to 1544.