Swedish Commune @ Granite Falls, 2 Johnson family photo

Swedish Commune @ Granite Falls, 2

Taken at Dahlstrom Commune Ranch, Granite Falls, Washington in .

In April of 1910, several Swedish families moved onto this commune ranch on the Stillaquamish River near Granite Falls coming from both Sweden & Minneapolis. Albert Dahlstrom started this commune. Pi ... show more

In April of 1910, several Swedish families moved onto this commune ranch on the Stillaquamish River near Granite Falls coming from both Sweden & Minneapolis. Albert Dahlstrom started this commune. Pictured in this view is the big "revival tent" which was used for feeding the tenants as well as for Dalhstrom's religious preaching. He was later convicted of “white slavery” and was sentenced to McNeil Island but managed to skip bail and go back to Sweden. The commune broke up. Otto E. Johnson and his family were among those families to follow Dahlstrom from Minneapolis. To learn more about this commune, read Edna O. Atkins's, Life Recollections (chapter 2) in the family stories section of Ancient Faces.

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