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Looking for Country: A Norwegian Immigrants Alberta Memoir. Legacies Shared, Volume 1. Ellenor Ranghild Merriken

Looking for Country: A Norwegian Immigrants Alberta Memoir. Legacies Shared, Volume 1.

Ellenor Ranghild Merriken

Published January 10th 2010
ISBN : 9781280945397
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175 pages
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The phrase looking for country refers to the attitude of animals bent on escape. A stampeding herd or a spooked horse is often described as looking for country- so, too, in a sense, were immigrants to a new place. They sought land, a piece of newMoreThe phrase looking for country refers to the attitude of animals bent on escape. A stampeding herd or a spooked horse is often described as looking for country- so, too, in a sense, were immigrants to a new place. They sought land, a piece of new country, and perhaps, an escape from their homelands. This memoir documents the experiences of a young woman pioneer to Alberta, a woman who, with her family, sought the challenges of a new country. Ellenor Ranghild Merriken did not deny the struggles she and her family faced, but she truly loved Alberta.