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HistoryPiece of Sweden

We can’t forget that this great country was founded by Swedes! A small town in Texas, remembers as their Bethel Lutheran Church celebrates 100 years. In 1916, Augustana Synod  sent Pastor O. H. Sylvan to Lyford, Texas to start the Bethel Lutheran Church there.  Members met in homes, as the building

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Alexander Samuelsson
History

The United States is founded on immigrants. Not surprisingly, many immigrants came from Sweden.  SvD wrote a great article about the Swedish Immigrants that left an impression on the United States during the 1800 and 1900’s. The one that stands out the most, that has an effect on not only the

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Old Swedish Leap Year Poster
HistoryLearn Swedish

Well, at least it use to! Apparently back in the day, leap year (which was celebrated on the 24th because, well, calendar to calendar conversion rates don’t always work) day was the one day a girl could propose to a guy. This was, of course, back in the day before there

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HistoryPiece of Sweden

How cool is this? Yes, Sweden rebuilt the wooden ship the Götheborg, using the same methodology at the time the original ship was built in .  It took 20 years until finally she was launched on her maiden voyage on Sweden’s National Day in 2003. It is now the largest wooden

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History

We’ll never know if there were any native Swedes among the crews of Vikings that were the first Europeans to set foot in the Americas, but later waves of Swedish migrants arriving in North America aboard the famous liners of the Cunard Line were among the main settlers of the

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foodHistoryPiece of Sweden

Hell on earth, falukorv and little red cottages Ever travelled through the Swedish countryside? Or at least seen it on TV? Did you notice that the majority of all buildings – homes, barns, boathouses, every shed – are red? Red cottages with white corners and other white trimmings are as

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History

SwedishFreak’s condensed Swedish history continues today with the sixth and final episode. The internationally most noticed incidents during the last 40 years in Sweden is undoubtedly the murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme, and the murder of Anna Lindh, Minister of Foreign Affairs. Officially, both incidents are explained as impulsive,

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History

Entering The 20th Century SwedishFreak’s condensed Swedish history continues today with the fifth episode; all and all there will be six episodes. The 20th century started with two World Wars; Sweden managed to stay out of both, and has therefore been critized for cowardry. But in retrospect, with all facts

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Semla
History

Make A King From A Republican And End War Forever! SwedishFreak’s condensed Swedish history continues today with the fourth episode; all and all there will be six episodes. During the 18th century, remarkable things happened in the royal court: one king was killed by a pastry, another was shot at

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