Arland O. Fiske: The story of Anna the immigrant girl
Much has been written about the men of Scandinavia who came to toil in the New World. But what about the women? The record leaves no doubt that they were just as heroic and hardworking as the men, and often outlived their husbands. Anna Hedalen was a typical frontier woman. Born in 1841, her parents emigrated the week after she was confirmed at age 15.
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