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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Narrative History: Maine Swedish Colony

Narrative History: Maine Swedish Colony New Sweden fields, ca. 1938Item Contributed byNew Sweden Historical Society Before the Swedes, there…

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - New Sweden Athletic Club

New Sweden Athletic Club Skiers, New Sweden, ca. 1935Item Contributed byNew Sweden Historical Society In 1931-1932 a group of young men…

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Landeen Family History

Landeen Family History Landeen Family, New Sweden, ca. 1890Item Contributed byNew Sweden Historical Society My great grandmother Annie came…

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Welcome - Valkommen

Welcome - Valkommen The Kapitoleum, New Sweden, ca 1930Item Contributed byNew Sweden Historical Society Welcome to our history of the Maine…

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Eureka Hall, Stockholm

Eureka Hall, Stockholm Eureka Hall X This building is now known to all of us as a nice family, sit-down restaurant in downtown Stockholm, Maine.

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Stockholm, Maine

Stockholm, Maine The beginning of Stockholm all started with a bridge. This bridge was created by people wading across the water with logs to build…

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - The First 51 Settlers

The First 51 Settlers Mrs. Sara Bodin, Woodland, ca. 1880Item Contributed byNew Sweden Historical Society The First Settlers consisted of 22…

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - The Colony Continues to Grow, 1874 - 1900

The Colony Continues to Grow, 1874 - 1900 In 1874 state aid was prematurely cut off from the colony of New Sweden causing a group of newspapermen to…

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Agricultural Statistics of the Colony, 1870 to 1880

Agricultural Statistics of the Colony, 1870 to 1880 1870 rye, winter wheat - 20 acres planted 1871 wheat, rye, barley, oats, corn, beans, and…

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Industry

Industry The presence of good water flow volume along the Madawaska Stream enabled Stockholm to become the industrial center of the Colony.

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Architecture

Architecture The original state-constructed dwellings (as well as those subsequently built by the first settlers) were 18’ X 26’ rectangular…

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Maine Railroads

Maine Railroads Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Station, New Sweden, 1918Item Contributed byNylander Museum In 1858 Aroostook County Maine had a…