IN HIS WORDS
Excerpts from Andrew Peterson's journals:
• 21 May 1850: "Almost calm wind, but the Brigg was rolling much off the waves. Less seasickness after passing Skagerack. We saw a little of Far Sund point Norway -- that was the last we got to see of our old Scandinavia." [on the journey from Sweden]
• 18 June 1855: "Bought the claim from Germans for 25 Dollar. Payed Fisser's son 5 Dollars for his help. Per Daniel went to St Paul." [talking about the farm near Waconia]
• May 4, 1885: "This afternoon Charles Norman and Widmark, a photographer, came to take pictures of my buildings so we were hindered in our work the rest of the day." [See photo on page AA1.]
TO LEARN MORE
For more information in English or Swedish, visit the Andrew Peterson Society website at www.andrewpeterson.se/index_eng.htm. For more about the Carver County Historical Society, go to www.carvercountyhistoricalsociety.org.