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Illus. , index. . 71 pages. Wisconsin Territory's first Dane arrived in 1829, and by 1860 the state's Danish-born population had reached 1,150. Yet these newcomers remained only a small segment of Wisconsin's cultural mosaic, and the challenges of adapting to life in this new land shaped their experience. In this book, the author explores their reasons for leaving their homeland, describing their difficult journeys, and examining their adjustments to their new life.