Thu, 25 Jun 1998 18:36:40 -0700
"TIM I PURDY" <tpurdy(a)thegrid.net>
In regards to Swedish immigrants to California they arrived in various
means and also what they were doing. During the first past of the
we had quite a Swedish settlement out on the desert east of Susanville,
were lured with the prospect of free land. At the same time large
mills were established at Susanville and to the west, which employed a
large segment of Swedes, many of who came to California via Canada and
walked across the border and worked their way down to coast until they
found employment in the lumber industry, which they had done previously
Canada. A lot of Italians also entered the country in the same manner.
All the railroad logging lines of the Fruit Growers Supply Company in
Siskiyou County was done by Swedes and in general in many places in
It is interesting note that the Swedes who worked in the lumber
were mainly confirmed bachelors, but those who attempted to homestead,
almost always those with families.
Also, though on another topic, will do an update on voter
records, for there were a couple of items I neglected.
CaGenWeb County Coordinator--Fresno & Kings Counties
JonJan Felines--American Shorthairs & American Wirehairs