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Fox River in Illinois was the gathering place for numerous Norwegian emigrants. Many came and settled permanently while others stopped for while then continued westward. Some of the earliest settlers were the Sheldahl brothers; Lars, Rasmus, Erik, Haldor, and Osmund, all teachers. Another well known early settler was Erik Nilson who was a tremendous help to many immigrants. He took many in to his home where he fed and sheltered them.
A History of the Norwegians of Illinois by Algot E Strand: A wonderful book describing the early Norwegian settlements, the people and history.
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