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Karen Tollestrup

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 17
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1985
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323344
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6348hhs

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Title Karen Tollestrup
Description Denmark is the smallest of the Scandinavian countries. It consists of one large peninsula called Jylland (Jutland), and several smaller islands where many Danish people live. My ancestors came from Thyland and Vendsyssell, northern by the blue waters of the winding Limfjord. My daughter, Norine Hansen, filled a mission to Denmark in 1960-62. She tells of the fjord as it appeared to her: The blue, sparkling Limfjord of Denmark is not as spectacular as the f jords of Norway, but it is very beautiful. Though it trans-verses the entire tip of Jutland, it is a changing body of water. . .now only as wide as a river, now appearing to be a lake of great size, now white water rushing through a narrow channel, yet always deep enough to carry great ships on their way to the sea. The Limfjord is an integral part of Denmark, supporting many people, who live along its winding waterways. In Andrew Jensen's "History of the Scandinavian Mission," he wrote about this part of Denmark in 1861: There is an ancient saying that the north side of the Limfjord was the north side of righteousness. . .greater numbers have been baptized here according to its population, than any other place. There, where the waters of the North Sea surge against the ancient shores, Danish families have lived for centuries on farms or in little hamlets. Many gave their farms descriptive names such as 'Solskin,1 which means sunshine. Karen was born on a little farm named 'Fulgsang,' which is Danish for bird song. I like to think that she was often aware of the skylarks soaring high above the green fields, singing their melodic, distinctive song. My maternal grandmother Frederikke Tollestrup Fjeldsted, remembered her mother as a small girl with fair skin touched by a rosy-pink glow from the 12
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Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6348hhs/323307