(This article is written in Norwegian to inform business people in Skien/Grenland about the program for our visit to Minnesota and North Dakota in Sept/Oct 2010).
Årets reise til USA er den 17. i rekken for å besøke Skien's vennskapsby Minot, og presentere Skien og Telemark på Norsk Høstfest i Minot.
When a Norwegian born man in love with his heritage reads about the sale of a Viking ship, it tempts him to inquire. But Rolf Monsen of Tampa, Florida, president of Tampa's 80-member chapter of the Sons of Norway, did more than ask questions. He bought it.
Rolf had his roots from Gjerpen in Telemark, today part of Porsgrunn community. His grandparents owned a farm at Hovenga, today a site for a small mall, and a McDonald.(more)
Olaf Olavssen Vinje, and the Legacy of his brother, Aasmund.
By Dave Gunderson, Fergus Falls, Minnesota
Olaf Olavssen Vinje [1832-1911] – photo provided by his great-granddaughter, Hannah "Ann" Vinje Kasper.
I read with great interest Harald Hvattum’s article on Aasmund Olavssen Vinje in the November, 2005 Brua, the Hadelandslaget's publication in America. I became interested in A.O. Vinje when I assisted my neighbor, his half great-grandniece, with her Vinje genealogy. During this process, I became acquainted with LaVonne Houlton, who has written extensively on A.O. Vinje for the Telesoga, the publication of the Telelaget of America. (more).