The long awaited book, "Swedish Oregon", providing an extensive report on immigration from Sweden to Oregon, was released this fall, at the Hollywood Senior Center with an appreciative crowd in attendance.
The enthusiasm for the 300-page book was high and the books were flying off the table, most of them signed by Lars Nordström, who compiled and edited the book.
Lars Nordström was a good leader in the preparation of the book, but everyone at SRIO (Swedish Roots In Oregon) had various roles to play in editing, translations, chapter preparations and sharing a bit of family history background for the book. It was a team effort.
A major part of the funding for the book came from three grant sources: The Swedish Council of America, Swedish Society of Linnea, and the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation whose gifts account for about half the cost of production
Leif Rosqvist, Secretary
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