Swedish Commune @ Granite Falls

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. 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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