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Kvam, Ingerid M. / The Skalet family : ancestors and descendants of Sever and Malla Skalet
(1996)

Ancestors of Dorothea (Malla) Marie Venden,   pp. 32-38 PDF (2.0 MB)


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Driving with Kolbjorn, he directed us to the smaller back road, (most of it unpaved) past N.
Etnedal Church--but Rune and I drove on the main road to take 251 up to the farm... where
the road forks is a little village called Flatoydegard and an "Esso" filling station.. .you pass
one farm on the right and the second is called "Swingen"--"the Curve".
We arrived at the farm "Swingen" and looked up to where the tenant farmer's old farms lay. I
think this farm and the tenant farm pieces of land made up one big landowner's farm called
Btg . We walked up behind the brown barn and onto the "road"! Only a cleared path with
many stones.. .as Kolbjom told us they had to bring everything up and down by horseback and
the horses had to be young and strong. He told stories of his work days when he ran a saw up
at his farm (next to Venden) and had to cart logs down by horse and then float them down
the rivers--a few horses slipped on the stones, especially in winter. They lost a few horses
that way--but, luckily not people! When the path was not rocky, it was green, shady and full
of pine needles.
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