(re) introducing the Swedes of Rockford

Since 1852, Swedes have made their impact on the Rockford region. These entrepreneurial folks built companies, established banks, insurance companies, served others and kept connections with their roots. In 1938, with others that wanted to celebrate the establishment of New Sweden in Delaware, Herman G. Nelson of Rockford, represented our region as a stronghold of Swedish immigrants. Returning to Rockford, he assisted in chartering the Swedish Historical Society of Rockford. The mission of the Society is to preserve the culture and history of...

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