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Westward we came : a Norwegian immigrant's story, 1866-1898

Author: Harold B Kildahl; Erling E Kildahl
Publisher: West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, ©2008.
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"Westward We Came is a first-hand memoir written by Harold B. Kildahl, Sr., a Norwegian, who sailed across the ocean to the New World in 1866. The book provides vivid descriptions of the Kildahl family's travels to southern Minnesota. The family witnessed the infamous James-Younger gang bank raid in Northfield, Minnesota in September 1876 and the founding of St. Olaf College. The book describes the annual floods of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Kildahl, Harold B. (Harold Berg), 1865-1945.
Westward we came.
West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)607696429
Online version:
Kildahl, Harold B. (Harold Berg), 1865-1945.
Westward we came.
West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)608543782
Named Person: Harold B Kildahl; Harold B Kildahl
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harold B Kildahl; Erling E Kildahl
ISBN: 9781557534712 1557534713
OCLC Number: 190595736
Credits: Edited and organized by Erling E. Kildahl.
Description: ix, 190 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Preface --
Introduction --
[pt. 1]. In transit --
Irrevocable decision --
Transatlantic passage --
Redwing or bust --
[pt. 2]. Minnesota --
Goodhue County --
Destination --
Dugout homes and rattlesnakes --
New home, new friends, new life --
My unforgettable Christmas --
Great events of 1872 --
Two gifted teachers --
Farewell to the valley --
Northfield --
New family in town --
The famous Northfield Bank Raid --
Manitou Heights and family depths --
Confirmation and travel plans --
Grand Forks interlude --
Marshall County --
Farming, friends, and fire --
The Red River : floods and bridges --
[pt. 3]. Dakota Territory --
Stop, start, and trails West --
Bartlett, Devils Lake, and Mr. Church's Ferry --
New land, new problems, and a new home --
The island : fuel, saplings, and fear --
Buffalo bones and claim jumpers --
Family united and farm completed --
Land laws, land filing, and land fever --
The lighter side of life on the plains --
A foe and a friend --
Kildahl P.O., bridges, and a baby --
Ambition rekindled, dreams fulfilled --
[pt. 4]. Minnesota again --
Northfield --
Back to school --
Glimpse of student life --
My college years --
Minneapolis --
Seminary, engagement, and call --
Ordination, marriage, and ever after --
Afterword --
Notes.
Responsibility: Harold B. Kildahl, Sr. ; edited and organized by Erling E. Kildahl.
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