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Historical Society Executive Director Journeyed through Russia and Scandinavia

Swedish immigrants have had a significant impact on Minnesota. Culturally and economically, the importance of Swedish immigration is almost impossible to overstate. In 1867, the state of Minnesota established an official State Board of Immigration. It’s not a coincidence that the first secretary of the Immigration Board was himself a Swedish immigrant and lawyer, Hans Mattson. Swedish immigration was a major issue for all the states in the region at the time. Between 1820 and 1920, about 1.3 million Swedes immigrated to the U.S., according to the Carver County Historical Society (CCHS). Read more about Historical Society Executive Director Journeyed through Russia and Scandinavia

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