Swedish culture area

SwedishBetween 1840 and 1915 nearly 1.25 million Swedes – or about 25% of that country’s population – left their homeland to resettle in America. Most were rural poor seeking land.

The earliest immigrants frequently sold off their possessions to buy passage aboard a New York-bound sailing vessel. Few arrived with any expectation of seeing the Old Country again. America became their new homeland.

Initially they favored Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota. Subsequent immigrants moved west and south to the Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas and portions of Texas.

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