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Description:

From Oleana or New Norway in Pennsylvania. Ole Bull attempted to establish a Norwegian settlement here during the 1850s, but the attempt was a failure. The landscape here is beautiful, but the land was difficult to clear and the soil is poor. Today the area is part of a national park. Ole Bull's failure resulted in one of the most popular emigrant ballads, "Oleanna".

Related places:

Oleana, Pennsylvania

Owner:

Norsk Utvandrermuseum

Negative number:

U00888


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