- Item 18691 - W. W. Thomas Park, New Sweden, ca. 1922
- Contributed by Nylander Museum
- Item 18691
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W. W. (William Widgerly) Thomas was the Maine official who created the Maine Swedish Colony and led the first settlers from Sweden to New Sweden in 1870.Show Details
The park is on lot #121 1/2, Station Road. Seen here are the bleachers and stage before the erection of the band shell.
In 1922 Olof O. Nylander assembled a display of photographs, maps and charts of the Maine Swedish Colony which he displayed at the three hundredth anniversary of the founding of Gothenburg, Sweden. The series of display cards, or samlats, each featured several photographs of homes, businesses and community members from New Sweden, Woodland, Perham and Caribou.
This photograph is from samlat 10.