The Story of New Sweden: As Told at the Quarter Centennial Celebration of the Founding of the Swedish Colony in the Woods of Maine, June 25, 1895 (Google eBook)

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Loring, Short & Harmon, 1896 - New Sweden (Me.) - 134 pages
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Page 22 - It has been said that he who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before is a benefactor to his species.
Page 60 - The results of this enterprise to our State, which were thus achieved in 1870, the year of its inception, were briefly summed up in my official report for that year as follows : RESULTS IN 1870. A colony of one hundred and fourteen Swedes fifty-eight men, twenty women, and thirty-six children have paid their own passage from Sweden and settled on the wild lands of Maine. Seven miles of road have been cut through the forest; one hundred and eighty acres of woods felled, one hundred acres hand-piled,...
Page 63 - Sweden grow and flourish, not only in material strength, but even in developing their moral and intellectual faculties. And may the new population thus add to your State and to your great Republic a good and healthy element of moral power from the old world, and becoming imbued with the spirit of your free institutions, reflect that spirit on their native land ! What we have lost, at present, in the old fatherland, will then not have been lost to humanity; on the contrary, the trees have only been...
Page 61 - Twenty-six dwelling houses and one public building have been built. A knowledge of Maine, its resources, and advantages, has been scattered broadcast over Sweden; a portion of the tide of Swedish immigration turned upon our state, and a practical beginning made toward settling our wild lands and peopling our domain with the most hardy, honest, and industrious of...
Page 27 - Honest and industrious, law-abiding and God-fearing, polite and brave, hospitable and generous, of the same...
Page 49 - They were built of peeled logs ; were eighteen by twenty-six feet on the ground, one and a half sfories high, seven feet between floors, and had two logs above the second floor beams, which, with a square pitch roof, gave ample room for chambers. The roofs were covered with long shaved shingles of cedar, made by hand on the township. The space on the ground floor was divided off by partitions of unplaned boards, into one general front room sixteen by eighteen feet, one bedroom ten feet square, and...
Page 18 - ... as the rays of the sun strike upon them on their journey towards the ocean, tumbling in countless cascades and rapids, filling the air with the music of their fall ; rivers and streams which, in their hurried course from the heights above to the chasm below, plunge in grand...
Page 113 - I ask your forgiveness for the great and cruel wrong which unintentionally was done to you." "And I want to thank you for what you have done for me, sir,
Page 63 - Burleigh. land-agent, as objects of thfir gratitude and high esteem. " May the young colony of ' New Sweden ' grow and flourish, not only in material strength, but even in developing their moral and intellectual faculties ! And may the new population thus add to your State and to your great Republic a good and healthy element of moral power from the Old World, and, becoming imbued with the spirit of your free institutions, reflect that spirit on their native land...
Page 60 - Sweden. No settler had left to make him a home elsewhere, but on the other hand our immigrants had already bought, paid for, and sent home to their friends across the water, five tickets from Sweden to Maine. So healthy was the climate of our northern woods, that for the first year for 1870 there was not a day's sickness of man, woman, or child, in New Sweden. The results of this enterprise to our State, which were thus achieved in 1870, the year of its inception, were briefly summed up in...

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