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Group DescriptionDocumenting the history of Axel Erlandson an immigrant from Sweden to Minnesota to Hilmar, California (1902) and finally to Scotts Valley, California. Axel was born in sweden in 1884. His parents joined the great migration to America and arrived in American in 1886, settling in Newfolden Township, Marshall County, Minnesota. In 1902 his family joined several other Swedish families, renting a boxcar, and moved to Hilmar Colony, a new farming area in the San Joaquin Valley, near Turlock, California. There were two older brothers, Ludvig and Anthon and a younger sister Emma. He farmed in the Hilmar area for 40 years. During this time he had several trees that he grafted and trained to various shapes. In 1946 he loaded them on trucks and moved them all to Scotts Valley to the site that these pictures were taken in 1980.
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