Isaac & Ida Anderson's 238 Humboldt Av. N. Grocery- c.1906
Photo credit :: http://tableofcolors.com (accessed 2015.nov.27)
http://tableofcolors.com/2015/01/04/in-my-kitchen-in-the-bleak-mid-winter (Laila Wuollet Uljas)
- - - Comment with photo :: ""The picture above is of the shop and was taken in 1906. My great-grandmother is the baby in the arms of great-great-grandma Ida Anderson.""
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Note :: The following is interesting, but not very directly related to the above photo ::
Below text credit: excerpt from book "Finnish Pioneers of Minnesota" (1944) by John Kolehmainen
Online at :: http://collections.mnhs.org -- (accessed 2017.oct.16)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - (page 319) "" ... By 1920 the total number of Finns in the state had reached 29,108, nearly sixty per cent of whom lived in St. Louis County; other counties with sizable Finnish settlements included Carlton, Itasca, Otter Tail, and Hennepin. The ratio of rural to urban settlers was approximately three to two, with the larger urban communities in Duluth, Virginia, Hibbing, Minneapolis, and St. Paul. ... ""
- - - - (page 326) ... ""Newspapers, too, were a concern of the pioneers; local pride perhaps prompted them to establish a native Minnesota press rather than rely on the wares of other states. Although immigrant papers were frequently moved from one state to another, the Minnesota Finns can perhaps claim title to thirteen in all. Information about many of these journalistic ventures is scarce; their files, if kept, have remained hidden. What a story of immigrant life they might have revealed! The loss of such irreplaceable materials is regrettable. One hopes that this ceremony tonight may mark not only the dedication of a fitting memorial to our pioneers, but also the beginning of an extensive united effort on the part of Finnish groups and the Minnesota Historical Society in the collection of the rich but now scattered and rapidly disappearing materials, both published and manuscript, to the end that some day this admirable painting may be given the depth and the detail and the analysis that can come only through historical investigation and interpretation.
But to return to the journalistic efforts of the Finns. Apparently only three of the thirteen newspapers are in existence today [as of 1944] .""
- - - - (page 327) ... ""The 'Paivalehti', started in Michigan in 1901and thirteen years later transferred to Duluth, has had a long and respectable history under able editorship; the 'Industrialisti', organ of the Finnish syndicalists, was launched in Duluth in 1917 and in 1935 reported a circulation of over eight thousand; and the 'Minnesotan Uutiset' has been successfully published in New York Mills since 1932, after having earlier appeared in Virginia. But the other newspapers, for the most part, have joined the ranks of hundreds of Finnish language publications in America and Canada with life spans, measured often in months, sometimes in years, that have ended. The venerable 'Siirtolainen (Lannetar)' gave up the ghost in Duluth in 1937; much earlier the New York Mills 'Kansan Toveri', the 'Lentavia Lehtia'
of Minneapolis, A. F. Tanner's 'Aatteita' of Ely, the 'Pohjalainen' of Virginia, and the 'Uusi Raittiuslehti', the 'Teollisuuslainen', and the 'Suomalainen', all of Duluth, had come to final rest. The 'Uusi Kotimaa' ('ja Amerikan Suometar'), begun in Minneapolis in 1881 and long published at New York Mills, was later removed to a neighboring state; in a like manner the 'American Uutiset', published in Minneapolis from 1887 to 1894, emigrated to Michigan."" ...
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