Jonas Olson - A Swedish Immigrant's Tale

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This year marks the 175th anniversary of the founding of our little Utopia on the Prairie, Bishop Hill, Illinois. Jonas Olson was one of the founding members. His personal story is also a universal story of the struggles and successes of all immigrants seeking a better life here in America. August 28, 2021 I will be performing a longer version of this program at our annual Chautauqua.

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