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(1924) [MARC] Author: Fredrika Bremer
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coasts than those of Denmark. The Rocky
Mountains are a new Seveberg with mythological
monsters, giants, and witches enough to feed the
legendary mind and the warlike temperament. The
gods must yet combat here with the Hrimthursar
and the giants; Balder must have a fresh warfare
with Loke, in which Balder will be victorious,
and the serpent of Midgard be laid at rest in the
Pacific Ocean—at least till the great Ragnarök.

Neither would the joys of Valhalla be wanting
in the New Vineland of the vine-covered islands of
the Mississippi, and the great divine hog Schrimmer
has nowhere such multitudes of descendants
as in the New World. But the Scandinavians
must not rest satisfied with the heathenish life of
festivity. They must seek after nobler enjoyments.

Yet seriously, Scandinavians who are well off
in the Old Country ought not to leave it. But such
as are too much contracted at home, and who
desire to emigrate, should come to Minnesota. The
climate, the situation, the character of the scenery
agrees with our people better than that of any
other American States, and none of them appear
to me to have a greater or a more beautiful future
before them than Minnesota.

Add to this that the rich soil of Minnesota is
not yet bought up by speculators, but may

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