Early Lindsborgers in folk dress, which identified their vocations, social status and marital status. Photo: B.G. Grondal, 1908. Courtesy City of Lindsborg
Little Sweden (Prelude to the Future:
Multiple Faces of the Lindsborg Legacy)
Commemorates the Swedish settlers and their
cultural contributions. Nestled in the Smoky Valley region of north
central Kansas, the community of Lindsborg was settled in 1869 by
nearly one hundred Swedish immigrant pioneers. Their strict
adherence to the Lutheran faith and an abiding love of music were
at the center of their existence, although many of them in the
early days were farmers. Many other Lindsborg founders were
craftsmen, educators, musicians, and people of many talents. Their
passion for things cultural extends into the present day and is
evidenced by the large percentage of fine artists, well-educated
people, and musicians who reside in Lindsborg, a community of
approximately 3,200. The immigrants' and early developers'
multi-faceted cultural interests became the basis for what has
happened here for over the past 130 years.
Originally submitted by: Jerry Moran, Representative (1st District).
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