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October 18, 2010

Immigration Week: Immigrant trunks

Filed under: Item of the Day — Adam Harris @ 2:36 pm

Immagrant trunks

In celebration of the new “Becoming Minnesotan” web site at the Minnesota Historical Society, this week’s Item of the Day theme is the history of immigration in Minnesota and the experiences of contemporary immigrant populations.

The J. Nilson (Nilsson) Enberg family immigrated from Sweden to Elk River, Minnesota in the late nineteenth century.  Blia Cha Thao and family moved from a refugee camp in Thailand to Minnesota in 1993. Both families brought their possessions in an immigrant trunk.

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