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TERCENTENARY CELEBRATION OF FIRST SWEDISH SETTLEMENT IN AMERICA 1638 DELAWARE 1938 TWIN JULY 17 CITIES SVENSKARNAS DAG
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WESTERN BADGE AND NOVELTY CO. St. Paul, MINN. union bug

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On July 17, 1938, a celebration was held in Minneapolis to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the first Swedish settlement in the United States, or “New Sweden,” located in Delaware. On June 27th of 1938, Prince Bertel of Sweden and his parents, Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf and Crown Princess Louise arrived in what is now Wilmington, Delaware. From there, they made their way to Chicago, then Minneapolis to participate in the celebration.

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A Brief History of New Sweden in America. (n.d.) The Swedish Colonial Society. Retrieved from http://colonialswedes.net/History/History.html

Mayor Proclaims Swedish Day. (1938 June). The Minneapolis Star. Retrieved from https://www.newspapers.com/image/179042364/?terms=swedish%2Btercentenary...

Swedish Day Fete Plans go on Radio. (1938 July). Star Tribune. Retrieved from https://www.newspapers.com/image/182999321/?terms=swedish%2Btercentenary...

Swedish Prince to be Rockford Guest of Honor. (1938 June). Republican-Northwestern. Retrieved from https://www.newspapers.com/image/70124628/?terms=TERCENTENARY%2BCELEBRAT...

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