A lot has changed since 1850 The Swedish emigration started 170 years ago. A lot has changed in the world since 1850. Sweden may be one of the countries that have changed the most. When you think about Sweden today, it’s not obvious what life was like for our ancestors. Many things are
Don't count on a white Christmas in Sweden Did you know that only 15% of Swedes can count on a white Christmas? I grew up with the risk of snow between October and May, so this was a surprise to me. My childhood winters in central Sweden looked like in the photo above from Uppland in 1908.
Navvies building the railroad between Gällivare and Porjus, Lapland 1916. Lapland is the northernmost province of Sweden. It makes up a fourth of the country’s area and less than one percent of the population.
Don’t slip! The Swedish fell region sounds trippy. It is the alpine area in the northwest of the country, here at the beginning of the twentieth century. This is Stora Sjöfallet, a waterfall in Jokkmokk Parish, Norrbotten County (Lapland). It was taken before a dam was built and the fall