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Old Maine Swedish Farms

Farm with Barn (2003)

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., February 14 at 10:30 pm
Sat., February 16 11:30 pm

In 1870, Swedish settlers flocked to far northern Maine to farm – creating a unique colony where the Swedish language still is spoken in the 21st century. But the few who speak Swedish are dwindling, and the language will die out with the thirty or so older residents who still speak Swedish today. From the April Fool's Day jokes they played to the sadness they express over the disappearance of their farms, this film captures life as it was during this fascinating chapter of Maine history.

For more viewing options and information about the production visit the Crown of Maine Productions website.