Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Volume 64, PT. 1916

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Volume 64, PT. 1916

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...date of June 19, 1852, and is supposed to be the only surviving copy of this paper. On the first page appears a poem by Dr. J. C. Dundas of Cambridge, Wis., who wrote voluminously in verse under the pen name of Dr. Dass. lt is entitled "Demokratisk Uafhengighed" (Independent Democracy). According to Swedish claims the first editor of Skandinaven was a Swede, Anders Gustaf Obom, and the paper was printed for both Norwegians and Swedes. Obom was very bitter towards Swedish royalty, hence the scandalous tales about, and attacks made by him upon, Swedish officials. Obom.s wife, it is said. was Swiss by birth and although she had many children for whom to care she worked at the case with him from morning till night. They lived in a very small house, one room of which was used as a printing office. The paper--at least in its late issues--was a four-page, four-column sheet 11 by 17% inches to the page. How the first party of immigrants was diverted to Wisconsin is told by Prof. Svein Nilsson in the first issue of the Billed-Magazin in 1868. This was the Luraas party which founded the Muskego settlement in Waukesha County in 1839. In an interview with Nilsson later one of the immigrants said: The day after we arrived in the harbor of Milwaukee we began to make preparations for continuing our journey when several men from the city came on board the vessel. They asked in what work we contemplated engaging in America. We said we were country people, that we desired to obtain land for cultivation, and that we thought of going to Illinois. "Go where you please," said one of the visitors, "this is a free country, but if you would hear something to your own advantage, listen to my advice." He thereupon presented two...show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236928474
  • 9781236928474