Swedish Heritage of Greater Worcester

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By 1900, Worcester was home to the largest Swedish population in the eastern United States. These new residents brought an innovative and unique spirit to the community. Industrialist John Jeppson invented an artificial emery stone, and his experiments in the abrasives field became the foundation of the Norton Company. Worcester welcomed Swedish immigrants who preserved traditions through various lodges, church congregations and Swedish-owned businesses like Holstrom's Market, Lundborg's and Crown Bakery. Fairlawn Hospital and the Lutheran Home were other mainstays that marked the Swedes' local presence. Author Eric J. Salomonsson explores how Worcester's Swedish immigrants became Swedish-Americans while making vital and vibrant contributions to their adopted city.
ISBN: 9781467119429
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Massachusetts
Series: American Heritage
Images: 57
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Eric Salomonsson has co-authored two books on the local community: Swedes of Greater Worcester and Swedes of Greater Worcester Revisited. He has served in leadership roles with the Swedish National Federation, Nordic Lodge #611 of the Vasa Order and the Swedish Cemetery Corporation. Mr. Salomonsson is currently a social science teacher at the North Broward Preparatory School.
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