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Strong Men
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It seems that each of the various kommuner in Telemark had "strong men", often with names like "Sterke Hans" or "Sterke Nils". The Webmaster is begining to accumulate information on these strong men. Any assistance would be appreciated. I have opened up a forum on this topic.

The Telesoga issue of December, 1998 has the story of strong Nils Olavson Langedal. Because of his strength he received twice the normal daily wage. This and other items of interest are in this account.

The April and November of 1996 issues of Telesoga have articles on Sterke Hans, Hans Tveito.

Knut Simonson Aa of Glenwood in Pope County, Minnesota was said to be very strong. Telesoga #12 tells us that "Knut was a giant man, and many times he went on skis 75 miles to St. Cloud to get flour sacks, which he carried home".

Gene Estensen
Webmaster


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