Author Archives: Glenn Borreson

1918 Spanish Flu in Trempealeau county

Here in the midst of our world’s dealing with the coronavirus, COVID-19, I began wondering about that pandemic 100 years ago, the Spanish flu outbreak of 1918. I specifically was thinking about Trempealeau County and how our ancestors may have … Continue reading

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A Borreson in the CCC

Thanks to Elaine’s email, I learned that her father Edgar was in the Civil Convservation Corps (CCC), and thanks to her and Louise, I can add a few details to his story. In the Great Depression year 1933, Edgar graduated … Continue reading

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The CCC in Trempealeau County

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a New Deal work program, was established by the federal government by May 1933, just over a month after Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s inauguration as president. Men between the ages of 18 and 25 were employed … Continue reading

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A Pastor’s Anniversary

A great nephew (as I recall) of Pastor Einar Christophersen, Carson Taylor, said he was going through some old photos, and he was thoughtful enough to forward one to me. Since Einar was family pastor for decades of Borresons, I … Continue reading

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Old Photo of REA in Trempealeau County – and a Question

Recently I came across a nice surprise: a photo from Trempealeau County in a special insert on The Great Depression in the Herald-Tribune newspaper, Venice, Florida. I inserted a copy of it below. As I recall, Emil Borreson and family … Continue reading

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More About Borre

Recently I came across more interesting historical information about “Borre,” an ancient burial site in Norway about 35 miles south of Oslo. I think I may have written a bit about the Borre style some time ago on this blog. … Continue reading

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One Hundred Years in America

On June 8, 2019, this Borreson family will mark 150 years in America. That day in 1869, Elias and Kari Borresen came into port at New York City aboard the ship Britannia and debarked to find their way to Wisconsin. … Continue reading

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