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June Pelo
30-12-04, 21:24
Norden newspaper of Dec. 23, 2004 has an interesting full-page article about the Erickson Saloon in Portland, Oregon. It's an excerpt from K.G. Olin's book "Egen lyckas smed". There isn't much known about August Erickson except that he came from Helsingfors about 1880. His saloon was known for having the longest bar in the world and was a gathering place for Finns and Russians. The article is in Swedish, otherwise I'd scan it here.