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Arland O. Fiske: The Scandinavian colleges in America

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“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. I was the first of our family to attend and graduate from Concordia in Moorhead.

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