Arland O. Fiske: The Scandinavian colleges in America
“How they loved education. How they will plan and how they are ready to sacrifice and to suffer that their children may have an education. I actually saw large families living in sod shacks on the open prairie sending a boy or girl to Concordia College.” This is how Rev. George H. Gerberding, newly arrived from the East to Fargo, described the Scandinavian passion for education.
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