The historical society recently received this certificate for one share of stock in the Visergutten Publishing Company. The Visergutten was the Norwegian language newspaper published in Story City.
The Visergutten was published in Story City, Iowa, 1895 - Oct. 17, 1918. Offices were moved to South Dakota and the paper was published in Canton, South Dakota, Oct. 24, 1918 - May 11, 1944. Editors of the Visergutten included: H. Halleland, 1895-1901; Gustav Amlund, 1901-1928; Sigurd Knudsen, 1929-1944. When Gustav took over the paper in 1901 the annual subscription price was $0.65 to the United States and $0.90 for subscriptions to Norway.
Photos courtesy of Tom & Corrine Olson.