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Classification Books
Object ID 2008-20-30
Title Early Finns of the Mendocino Coast
Author Bear, Dorothy and Beth Stebbins
Physical Description 48 pgs., illus.; 28 cm
Published Date 1988
Summary During the middle 1800's, many Finns migrated to the United States for various reasons, some because of economic pressures, others to evade conscription into the Russian Army. Letters from relatives and friends in America told of jobs and land available to those who came here. During the period mainly before World War I, some 350,000 persons migrated from Finland to North America. Many of the early Finnish immigrants to the Mendocino Coast settled in an area east of Fort Bragg known as Noyo Hill. They built houses, meeting halls, schools and churches and formed organizations to continue their traditions from the old country.
This special publication is dedicated to the Finns of Noyo Hill.
Subjects Ethnic groups
Ethnic neighborhoods
People Bear, Dorothy Lois, 1911 - 1994
Erickson, Matt
Gamberg, Edward Matias
Gamberg, Jacob
Henrickson, Abraham
Henrickson, Henry Antilla
Hyonen, Effina
Lane, Jacob
Newman, Andrew
Sipila, John
Stebbins, Beth, 1902 - 1989
Westerberg, John Peter
Search Terms Finnish
Finnish Americans
Finns
Finland