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.
Jeff in North Dakota
7/4/2014 02:13:02 pm
The boy in the middle, Arthur, had one son named Curtis. Curt went on to be the head of the political science department at North Dakota State University. At his funeral in 2005 there were many speakers. Including current and past Supreme Court Justices.
7/10/2014 09:41:35 am
Thanks for sharing this information.
7/13/2020 10:55:25 pm
These are my ancestors, to my knowledge, my father Dale Amlund is the current elder. I would love to find a copy of this paper if anyone can help. I believe any library records are in Iowa and Wisconsin.
7/13/2020 11:32:13 pm
We have a few copies in our collection. None of which are currently digitized. Here is a link that shows more info about the paper and which libraries have copies: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83025451/
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