THE HALLAND SETTLEMENT
Located in Montgomery and Page Counties of SW Iowa, the Halland Settlement is a group of communities whose ancestors were immigrants from Sweden. Founder of Stanton and Lutheran congregations of Bethesda, Nyman, Essex and Red Oak was the Rev. Bengt Magnus Halland. An Immigrant of Sweden himself, Halland worked with the officials of the B&M railroad to acquire land for their homesteads. The Swedish Heritage & Cultural Center relates this history with artifacts, photos, papers, documents, books and a video.
On display at the Heritage Center is a handmade loom of the 1870's.
STANTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
410 HILLTOP, PO BOX 231
STANTON, IA 51573
OPEN: 1:00-4:00 P.M.
Tuesday-Sunday, April - November
Friday-Sunday, December - March
Open also by appointment
ADMISSION: Adults $2.00
Children under 12 years of age FREE
Large groups are asked to make appointments (reservations).
Biographical Sketches of some early Swedish Immigrants can be found in the Scott and Frankfort Township sections of the 1881 Biographical Sketches page.
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