Relates briefly how and why so many people from Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark left their homes to come to the American West, and describes their contributions to American culture and society.
|Statement||Written by Ruth Holland. Pictures by H. B. Vestal.|
|Series||A Who, when, where book|
|Contributions||Vestal, Herman B., illus.|
|LC Classifications||E184.S18 H6|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||61|
|LC Control Number||67023801|
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