Portland State University. Department of History
David A. Johnson
Date of Publication
Master of Arts (M.A.) in History
Scandinavians -- Oregon -- Portland, Finns -- Oregon -- Portland
1 online resource (112 p.)
Portland, Oregon had the potential in the 1870s to become the center of Nordic immigration to the Pacific Northwest. It was the primary urban center of the area, and the headquarters for Scandinavian mission work. In the 1870s, Nordics began to establish churches, clubs, lodges and newspapers. After the first fifty years, however, Portland's Nordic ethnicity was not as evident in the city's character as mere numbers might warrant.
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Baisinger, Janet Lynn, "Nordic immigrants in Portland, 1870-1920 : the first fifty years" (1981). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3095.