Grund

This rural community is the site of the oldest Icelandic Lutheran Church in Manitoba.

Journals

Arni Sveinsson Diary - Grund District, Manitoba (1880)

Arni Sveinsson, born in 1851, came to Canada from Iceland in 1876 and eventually settled in the Grund District in Southern Manitoba. Arni was an ardent diarist and letter writer. This selection from his diary was translated by his grandson, Arni Sveinsson Jr.

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    Letters

    Arni Sveinsson Ledger Letters Part 1 (1916)

    A series of letters dated 1916 to 1920 and originally copied into a page numbered ledger, the current images are taken from an photocopy with red lettered editors comments. The letters cover a variety of topics.

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      Memoirs & Memories

      Asmundur Asmundson: Man Without Feet (1880)

      Asmundur, who lived his final years with Siggi and Sena Anderson, lost his feet in a snow storm in Iceland, yet survived to live a productive life in the Baldur District.

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        Community Histories

        Arni Sveinsson Diary - Grund District, Manitoba (1880)

        Arni Sveinsson, born in 1851, came to Canada from Iceland in 1876 and eventually settled in the Grund District in Southern Manitoba. Arni was an ardent diarist and letter writer. This selection from his diary was translated by his grandson, Arni Sveinsson Jr.

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          Maps

          Manitoba Buffalo Hunting Trails (1880)

          This short article outlines the two best known trails used by the buffalo hunters as they wended their way from the Red River Settlement to the Missouri for the annual buffalo hunt.

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            Family Narratives

            Asmundur Asmundson: Man Without Feet (1880)

            Asmundur, who lived his final years with Siggi and Sena Anderson, lost his feet in a snow storm in Iceland, yet survived to live a productive life in the Baldur District.

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              Recipe Collections

              Thora's Recipes the Older Version (1960)

              Thora Johannesson/Thorleifson/Gunnlaugson created this first version of her Icelandic Canadian Recipes in the early 1980s.

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                What it looks like today