WNMU Specials

Pelkie Part 2: Third Generation: Cows, Kids, and Barns

Special | 57m 14s

Second and third-generation Finns worked on the farms as kids, which instilled in them a good work ethic and good social responsibility values. They had the freedom to run and play, and there was a strong culture of visiting and sauna among neighbors. Kids initially spoke Finnish in one-room schools. As the second and third generations matured, by seeking work and education, they migrated.

Aired: 03/15/21

Rating: NR

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