and the valley for the US in 1880s. Within few years five siblings,
had joined them in America.
more about what happened in America, than they knew about their own country.
Long letters were written by those who had left, and very often they were extremely detailed.
Not always personal. Because of the high cost of postage, those who wrote to family
back home knew that the letter would be shared among all neighbours and relatives.
And some Norwegians really fullfilled their dreams.