March 2, 2023
“In southwestern Wisconsin, tobacco has assumed a symbolic significance as a marker of rural Norwegian-American ethnic identification.” Researchers Robert Ibarra and Arnold Strickon asserted this in their 1989 scholarly article, “The Norwegian-American Dairy-Tobacco Strategy in Southwestern Wisconsin”.
You can learn more about Norwegians and tobacco at our next free public program, which will be held on Tuesday, March 7, at 7PM at the museum. Historian and retired Lutheran pastor Gl...
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