A century and a half ago, the first of about one hundred hearty pioneers started from the shores of Northern Europe and found good land on the western shores of Big Marine Lake in northern Washington County, Minnesota. By the end of the 19th century, these pioneers had converted acres of woodland into prosperous farms. Mostly they came from Sweden, but also included Germans, Norweigans and New Englanders in their ranks. This soft-cover book describe their experiences and document the history of their families.
In addition to these narratives, the appendicies include historical maps, census data, and land records.