Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Old Country



When my dad's side of the family talk about the "Old Country", they mean County Glarus, Switzerland.



The Detroit Publishing Company made these photomechanical prints of Glarus in 1900. Uncle Heinrich traveled overland to La Havre, France, sailed to New Orleans, then up the Mississippi River and overland West to California in 1847, where we've been here ever since.

2 comments:

steven said...

you'd have to wonder at the tearing wrenching that must have been onvolved to leave a place so beautiful and likely steeped in the riches of family history. i still carry and ache from the leaving of england that my family took when i was a child. steven

The Weaver of Grass said...

These people who moved country in the old days were such brave people - I think that is what makes America the country it is today.