Tag Archives: History

Houston County Place Names

Beyond answering why a place is called as it is, researching place names can evoke the character of a people through the history, the spirit, and the concerns and triumphs reflected in the names chosen for their communities and resources.  … Continue reading

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Timeline of Norwegian Immigration and Settlement

This timeline highlights some important milestones in Norwegian immigration, with special focus on the Norwegian Ridge area. Two other excellent timelines by the Telelaget of America and the Promise of America are more complete. 1821: Cleng Peerson travels to America … Continue reading

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History Resources

Online Books Not only can you learn some really interesting history, you can view or download these history eBooks for free! Printed Books I’ve selected some of the best books on the Norwegian Ridge area and some other research tools. You can … Continue reading

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