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  •  Hi klompie. (7+ / 0-)

    Thought of you on my recent driving trip across Iowa when I saw the road signs advertising the Danish Immigrant Museum in Elk Horn, IA. Have you been there?

    Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it. --- Bob Dylan.

    by figbash on Fri Jun 01, 2012 at 09:44:43 AM PDT

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    •  Hey figgy! (7+ / 0-)

      No, I didn't know there was such a thing...I will have to look into it. There was an old Danish immigrant center in Mpls ... Dania Hall ... which burned to the ground in spectacular fire a number of years ago...very unfortunate.

      My own recent Danes arrived directly in Wisconsin through Racine--they stayed there a couple of years before moving to Juneau Co. Apparently, there was a whole network set up in the 1840s where they advertised in newspapers in Denmark, people would go to Racine where they could work long enough to get money to move on. I need to track down if those records are still available--maybe then I could narrow down which of the gazillion Jens Petersons born between 1842-46 who arrived in Racine/Chicago/Milwaukee in 1870-71 is mine, so I could maybe discover a hometown to search in. /rant

      "If you are sure you understand everything that is going on around you, you are hopelessly confused." Walter Mondale

      by klompendanser on Fri Jun 01, 2012 at 09:53:42 AM PDT

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