The Norwegians who immigrated to Seattle were a sturdy stock. Perhaps it was due to their ancient history as determined Viking seafarers--or their more recent experiences as tenacious fishermen, farmers, loggers, and carpenters. From the first Norwegians to arrive in 1868 through today, Seattle's Norwegian American community has maintained a remarkable cohesiveness. They participate in Sons and Daughters of Norway and other clubs; enjoy lutefisk dinners, lively music and dance groups, and the annual May 17 parade; boast elaborately knitted sweaters and historic costumes; and labor over language classes and genealogy. The result is a pride of heritage unique to the Norwegian Americans in Seattle and a sinew that binds their community.
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Review: Norwegian Seattle (WA) (Images of America) (Images of America)User Review - Katharine - Goodreads
Informative, but I didn't find it very engaging. It felt a bit like reading a textbook, although it did have some interesting photographs and information about specific people, such as August Werner. Read full review
Review: Norwegian Seattle (WA) (Images of America) (Images of America)User Review - Jeanette - Goodreads
This is a wonderful collection of historic photographs about Norwegian immigrants and their descendants in the Seattle area. The photos have detailed captions which chronicle the history of Seattle's ... Read full review