Nordstjernan, the enduring and enduringly popular newspaper for Swedish-Americans, is celebrating the Centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition with a series of articles remembering the Swedish and Swedish-American contributions to the Fair. Written buy Ted Olsson, the first article (published on January 8th) notes that:
Sweden had donated a considerable sum of money to San Francisco’s Swedish survivors of the 1906 catastrophe. These local Swedes were very appreciative and proud of their country, and they wanted it to be represented at this fair of the world’s accomplished nations. They prevailed, for Sweden was one of the initial countries to commit to the fair and the first to break ground for its pavilion.
Read the full article here.