Wisconsin My Home
Thurine Oleson; As told to her daughter Erna Oleson Xan; Introduction by Odd Lovoll University of Wisconsin Press, 2012 Library of Congress CT275.O45A3 2012 | Dewey Decimal 977.5043092
Wisconsin My Home is the story of Thurine Oleson, born in Wisconsin in 1866 to parents who had emigrated from Telemarken, Norway. This much-loved book was first published in 1950 when Thurine was a spry octogenarian. In it she not only vividly recalls the pioneer life of her childhood in a Norwegian American settlement, but also tells her parents’ stories of their life in Norway and their reasons for emigration. This new edition restores the twenty-nine photographs that appeared in the original 1950 hardcover edition and includes an introduction by emigration historian Odd Lovoll.