May 12--Author Candace Simar will speak on the Norwegian immigrant experience at the Fergus Falls Public Library at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 15.
Simar has done extensive research at the Family History Museum in St. Paul on the lives of immigrants. Based on her research, she has written four historical novels set during and after the Sioux Uprising in Minnesota. Her novels examine the lives of settlers in the newly formed state of Minnesota and the affects of the Sioux Uprising.
Her first book, "Abercrombie Trail," follows Norwegian Evan Jacobson as he leaves his homeland to become a stage coach driver between Fort Snelling and Fort Abercrombie.
Simar will also read from her memoir, Farm Girls, about growing up on a Fergus Falls dairy farm. This program is sponsored by Fergus Falls Public Library and Viking Library System.
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