Norwegian Seattle (Images of America) (Paperback)

Norwegian Seattle (Images of America) By Kristine Leander Cover Image
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The Norwegians who immigrated to Seattle were a sturdy stock. Perhaps it was due to their ancient history as determined Viking seafarers--or their more recent experiences as tenacious fishermen, farmers, loggers, and carpenters. From the first Norwegians to arrive in 1868 through today, Seattle's Norwegian American community has maintained a remarkable cohesiveness. They participate in Sons and Daughters of Norway and other clubs; enjoy lutefisk dinners, lively music and dance groups, and the annual May 17 parade; boast elaborately knitted sweaters and historic costumes; and labor over language classes and genealogy. The result is a pride of heritage unique to the Norwegian Americans in Seattle and a sinew that binds their community.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780738559605
ISBN-10: 0738559601
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: November 3rd, 2008
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America