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(Some Guy)   Why Scandinavians feel so at home in Seattle, circa 1916   (myballard.com) divider line
    More: Silly, Sweden, Finland, Puget Sound, David Williams, Norway, local researcher, Thanks David, Seattle  
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839 clicks; posted to STEM » on 03 Dec 2020 at 4:26 AM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-12-03 1:13:42 AM  
So that's why everyone in Kenmore wears leather pants and puts mayonnaise on their french fries.
 
2020-12-03 4:38:37 AM  
I apparently live in Russia, which is not my experience in Soviet Sammamish.
 
2020-12-03 5:41:52 AM  
I love it when people "discover" things everyone already know.

Nice map, though!
 
2020-12-03 7:46:45 AM  

Rent Party: I love it when people "discover" things everyone already know.

Nice map, though!


Shrug - I did not in fact know that until I read the article.  Admittedly I didn't much give a fark either but still.
 
2020-12-03 7:51:12 AM  
Minnesota shakes it's fist.
 
2020-12-03 8:55:20 AM  
The scale is around 100:1 off but it's not too surprising to find two places on earth geographically similar. I am dumb for not connecting Finn hill with Norway hill since I cycle them both and they are next to each other.
 
2020-12-03 9:48:47 AM  
COPS in Ballard
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2020-12-03 10:02:59 AM  
Yeah, real secret why people from a cold, wet, mountainous countries wouldn't mind settling in a cold, wet and mountainous area of the US.
 
2020-12-03 10:08:33 AM  
They were pining for the fjords. Duh.
 
2020-12-03 10:11:54 AM  

dennysgod: Yeah, real secret why people from a cold, wet, mountainous countries wouldn't mind settling in a cold, wet and mountainous area of the US.


Plus there's the whole thing where Seattle is a major port, which is attractive to a seafaring people with a certain set of skills.
 
2020-12-03 10:40:06 AM  
Finn Hill located exactly where it should be, kiitos
 
2020-12-03 7:46:10 PM  
Poulsbo, Washington is on the west side of the Puget Sound, and it is known as Little Norway. The place promotes its Scandinavian roots.
 
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