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Scandinavian Heritage: The Great Viking Breakout

The Scandinavian people were in serious trouble 1,200 years ago. They needed land. But where would they go? They could not move south because the kingdom of the Franks and their powerful ruler, Charlemagne (d. 814), controlled the main part of the continent. As long as he lived, they were effectively blocked from southern expansion.

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Thursday 09/24/2015
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I am impressed that so many towns along the railroad across North Dakota from Grand Forks to Williston have English names. That should be expected, I suppose, since there was a lot of New England leadership and money in the development of this territory. One of towns has special interest to people about the Scandinavian influence on the English language.

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Saturday 09/19/2015
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Growing up on a farm 7 miles south of Walcott in southeastern North Dakota, I took it for granted that most people in the world were Norwegians and that at least half of them were Hallings. I knew some other kinds of people, mostly Germans, but also a few English, Irish, French and Swedes. There were, of course, a few Native Americans (whom we called Indians then) and I’d heard about Danes, Chinese, Africans, Mexicans and Gypsies.

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Wednesday 09/16/2015
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