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Volume Listing > Volume 21 > Muskego: the most historic Norwegian colony

Barton, Albert O. (Albert Olaus) "Muskego: the most historic Norwegian colony"


Muskego, The Most Historic Norwegian Colony: Founded in 1839-1840, this Waukesha County community was a gateway through which tens of thousands of Norwegian immigrants passed as well as home to a number who went on to prominence. This article explains organizing efforts in Norway, lists early emigrants by name, and quotes from firsthand accounts at length to chronicle early conditions. The article also discusses the landscape, homesteading, historic buildings, cholera, church, and publishing activities in early Muskego. (10 pages)

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Citation: Barton, Albert O. (Albert Olaus) "Muskego: the most historic Norwegian colony" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 21 /Issue: 2 (1937-1938)

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