Friday, May 6, 2011

Stockholm on the Rio Grande book review by author Dr. David Vassberg

Dr. David E. Vassberg published the book Stockholm on the Rio Grande in 2003.  In the early 1900s a Swedish led land development group from Minnesota established the community of Stockholm, Texas, which was located in Hidalgo County in the valley of Texas on the Rio Grande River.  The dream was the building of a Texas Swedish Colony in the fertile crop land near the river and the border with Mexico.  The plan was good but the implementation was not totally successful.  Stockholm today is a ghost town where only a cemetery and state historic marker remain to help mark the spot.

There is a four (4) part video series of Dr. Vassberg providing a summary of his book and this historic event and process by Swedish immigrants and descendants.  He provided this presentation on March 28, 2011 at the Carl Widen VASA Lodge 743 monthy meeting held at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas.

You will enjoy viewing this video at our SweAme YouTube channel by going to

Return to the SweAme website for more information on the people who lived in Stockholm, Texas:

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