The Swedish Pioneers

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My father often retold the story about the snus box. When your twin two-year-old boys have the deck of a cargo ship headed for North America as their playground, you need to keep an eye on them – and the important stuff (or should I say “snus”)!

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My maternal grandparents moved several times before getting to their eventual homestead land near the South Saskatchewan River. The story of Erik August Holmlund and Emma Sophia Lundberg.

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The Sten men headed out with the cattle and equipment towards the homestead, forty miles away. They had four seasons in four days, and although my dad said it wasn’t a bad trip, perhaps that’s because they actually made it.

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