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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.

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Related Topics: Immigration and Settlement
Wisconsin's Response to 20th-century change
19th-Century Immigration
20th-Century Immigration
Creator: Palo, John and Justina
Pub Data: Wisconsin National Register of Historic Places.
Citation: John and Justina Palo Homestead. Wisconsin National Register of Historic Places. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1316; Visited on: 4/21/2014
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