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The expatriate monument in Kvinesdal - Visit Norway

The expatriate monument in Kvinesdal - Visit Norway

The expatriate monument in the center of Kvinesdal was erected in 2002 in memory of all those who emigrated to the United States from the South. The emigration from Norway to the United States started in 1825 with Cleng Peerson and 51 other emigrants who left with the brig "Restoration". In the first period, emigration was modest from southern Norway, but from about 1890 it accelerated and remained factual until about 1970. Although the emigration was large from many settlements in southern Norway, Kvinesdal is probably the municipality in Vest-Agder where the emigration had the greatest scope. As an example, of the 13 Feda Confirms in 1900, 9 traveled to the United States. 3 later returned to Feda, the others remained "over there".

The expatriate monument stands in the square in the center of Kvinesdal. The bronze monument is made by the artist Tore Bjørn Skjølsvik.

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