Photographs of a Finnish homestead in northern Wisconsin
John and Justina Palo Homestead
In the early 1900s, Finnish immigrants began settling in Northern Wisconsin. John Palo, Finnish immigrant to the "cutover" lands of northern Wisconsin, built a homestead in the town of Oulu among other Finns draw there by the promise of cheap agricultural lands. Oulu persisted for generations as a farming community despite the long winters and short growing season.