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Response to TrogL (Reply #22)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:08 PM

26. TrogL

TrogL

Compared to what they had back home - Minnesota and the other parts where many Norwegian deiced to emigrate to looked like paradise of sorts.. Many if not most of them was from families who had worked the land back home for generations - when the population exploded in the early 1800s, they found themselves without land to farm - and to feed their families.. For them it was a chance out in the unknown when they was leaving Norway - many hoped to come home again - to visit their families - and to show off their wealth after living in the US for years - but for the most part it was a one way ticket - they often was seeing crying when the coutures of Norway was disappearing in the horizon when they was sailing away to the unknown..

It was a hard life in Minnesota - often cold, often very hard life - but somehow they managed to dig out a future for them - and some managed to really get the land flourish - and even today some of the biggest farmes in Minnesota is owned by the ones who once emigrated with just their two hands a strong back, and an unsure future when they was living for america...

Diclotican

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