The Story of New Sweden [Maine]


Contains one of the earliest, personal accounts of the first group of Swedish immigrants to establish a settlement in the state of Maine. In 1870, a group of 51 settlers led by W.W. Thomas arrived at their future home site. This small but captivating volume preserves their story, told firsthand by W.W. Thomas. An appendix includes a complete list of the 22 men who received the first lots in the township. Charming illustrations, the speeches of several prominent community leaders, and letters from government officials are included.


Michael U. Norberg


1895, (2001), paper, 136 pp.

ISBN: 9780788419263