Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Middle America Svierge

Meanwhile in Lindsborg, Kansas (aka Little Sweden, USA)....
the "wild Dalas run".

Yeah, I know... Swedish in ... KANSAS?  
After the Louisiana Purchase, Kansas was settled mostly by farmers eager to acquire large plots of unclaimed land in the hot and sticky humid Kansas.  Lindsborg was settled by the Svenska Lantbrukskompaniet (Swedish Farmers based in Chicago... which, if you don't know, has a little Swedish~town neighborhood) in the mid 1800's.  The small town is pretty proud of their Svenska heritage and celebrate it colourfully!   

Swedish-Americans proud to show off their culture??  Sounds vaguely familiar. 


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