Norwegian Seattle (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) (Paperback)

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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: 127
Language: English
Series: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)