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Pole raising and speech making: modalities of Swedish American summer celebration




Eastman Attebery, Jennifer, author
Utah State University Press, publisher

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Focused on the beginnings of the traditional Scandinavian Midsummer celebration and the spring-to-summer seasonal festivities in the Rocky Mountain West during the height of Swedish immigration. Combines folklore and history, to explore various ways Midsummer-related celebrations blended with the American 4thth of July and the Mormon Latter Day Saint Pioneer Day on July 24th.--Provided by publisher.


Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Access is limited to the Adams State University, Colorado State University, Colorado State University Pueblo, Community College of Denver, Fort Lewis College, Metropolitan State University Denver, Regis University, University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, University of Colorado Denver, University of Denver, University of Northern Colorado, University of Wyoming, Utah State University and Western Colorado University communities only.


Festivals -- Rocky Mountains Region
Holidays -- Rocky Mountains region
Folklore -- Rocky Mountains
Swedish Americans -- Rocky Mountains region -- Social life and customs
Rocky Mountains Region -- Social life and customs
West (U.S.) -- Social life and customs


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