Winquist, Alan H.
Adult Nonfiction E184.S23 W53 2006
Summary: With more than 1.3 million Swedish Americans in residence, the United States has an unsurprising wealth of landmarks that pay homage to the Swedish people and their culture. Touring Swedish America details the locations, histories, and stories behind more than 1000 such places, including the charming Holy Trinity Church, built in stone and brick in Wilmington, Delaware; the rustic S M Swenson log cabin in Austin, Texas; the water tower in the form of a rosemaled coffee cup in Stanton, Iowa; and actress Ann-Margaret's handprints outside the Mann Chinese Theatre in West Hollywood, California. Published in conjunction with the Swedish Council of America, Touring Swedish America is the comprehensive guide to historic towns, homes, and churches erected during the mass Swedish migration beginning in the 1840s, as well as the art, architecture, schools, hospitals, businesses, museums, and gardens still in use today. Organised by state and featuring easy-to-use appendixes that outline sites on the National Register of Historic Places, this comprehensive guide with handy regional maps is the perfect tool for all travellers on the hunt for slices of their Swedish past.
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