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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: NORWEGIANS ABROAD ~ HOMESTEADING THE AMERICAN PRAIRIE 1868 - 1909 More than a story of two brothers, Anund and Sveinung Fetvedt, "Norwegians Abroad" is the search for a new life and the hardships and joys that came with homesteading the American prairie. "From the moment I discovered the translation of Anund and Sveinung Fedvedt's letters .I was captivated. .their story illustrated a piece of our American history in the words of someone who actually lived it." Like so many Norwegians answering the call of destiny, the brothers set sail across the Atlantic for the unknown. Guided only by letters from relatives in Minnesota, the brothers give detailed accounts of their journey from Norway and their final homestead in Otter Tail County as well as the successes, setbacks and the adverse conditions faced in order to claim their piece of America. The brothers saw history being made from the the election of Ulysses S. Grant, the building of the transcontinental railway, the beginning of Fergus Falls, Minnesota to the benefits and issues with the homestead law, schools for the children and the trials of building a church in their community. Immerse yourself in the story of two brothers, Anund and Sveinung Fetvedt who took a chance on living their American Dream. Buchnummer des Verkäufers

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NORWEGIANS ABROAD ~ HOMESTEADING THE AMERICAN PRAIRIE 1868 - 1909

More than a story of two brothers, Anund and Sveinung Fetvedt, ?Norwegians Abroad? is the search for a new life and the hardships and joys that came with homesteading the American prairie.

?From the moment I discovered the translation of Anund and Sveinung Fedvedt?s letters ...I was captivated. ...their story illustrated a piece of our American history in the words of someone who actually lived it.?

Like so many Norwegians answering the call of destiny, the brothers set sail across the Atlantic for the unknown. Guided only by letters from relatives in Minnesota, the brothers give detailed accounts of their journey from Norway and their final homestead in Otter Tail County as well as the successes, setbacks and the adverse conditions faced in order to claim their piece of America.

The brothers saw history being made from the the election of Ulysses S. Grant, the building of the transcontinental railway, the beginning of Fergus Falls, Minnesota to the benefits and issues with the homestead law, schools for the children and the trials of building a church in their community.

Immerse yourself in the story of two brothers, Anund and Sveinung Fetvedt who took a chance on living their American Dream.

Über den Autor: Janet Monk was born in northwest Montana and raised on the family ranch near Marion, Montana. Her mother was a full Norwegian and her father was a farmer/rancher with a love affair of steam engines and old farming equipment. Her other published works include ?Sharps Rifles of Montana the Austin Monk Collection?.

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