The Chicago Foreign Language Press Survey was published in 1942 by the Chicago Public Library Omnibus Project of the Works Progress Administration of Illinois. The purpose of the project was to translate and classify selected news articles that appeared in the foreign language press from 1855 to 1938. The project consists of 120,000 typewritten pages translated from newspapers of 22 different foreign language communities of Chicago.

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  • Svenska Tribunen -- May 29, 1878
    Rose Hill, a Swedish Creation.

    Rose Hill, one of Chicago's most beautiful suburbs is located a few miles north of Lincoln Park and not far from Lake Michigan. It is interesting for Swedish people to know that one of our countrymen, P.S.Peterson, has planted and is now the owner of a prominent nursery, well known, not only in Chicago, but also all over the United States for its trees which are planted along the streets and boulevards and in public, as well as in private gardens.

    Hundreds of thousands of trees from this prominent nursery have been shipped to various cities and their public parks. The gigantic elms along the beautiful boulevards on the south side of Chicago are from Rose Hill. The price for these trees varies from $25.00 up to $100.00 each.

    The owner of the Rose Hill Nursery, Mr. Peterson, a man of middle age, is 2typical of the strong sons from Sweden. He was born of poor parents at Oveds Kloster, Sweden, where he began to learn the work of gardening.

    After some study in Germany he settled in the United States and was for many years foreman at a prominent tree school in New York state. With the money he saved he came to Chicago twelve years ago and started his large business at Rose Hill, where he purchased some land at $200.00 per acre. From time to time he has expanded his business and property, until he now has planted and growing over three million young trees: elm, alder, ash, maple, and pine. Mr. Peterson has imported many trees from Europe and Scotland, 800,000 at one time. There are many trees we have in Sweden growing at Rose Hill. Many American trees have been shipped from there to Sweden and to other European countries.

    In good times the value of trees and plants shipped from Rose Hill was about fifty to sixty thousand dollars a year. The maintenance of the 3nursey is costly. Sometimes as many as forty people are employed and many of them must be very skilled....

    Rose Hill, one of Chicago's most beautiful suburbs is located a few miles north of Lincoln Park and not far from Lake Michigan. It is interesting for Swedish people to ...

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  • Svenska Tribunen -- June 23, 1880
    New Invention by Captain John Ericson.

    Our great countryman, Captain John Ericson, has completed a new invention.

    The houses here are now built from eight to nine stories high in order to make expensive sites as profitable as possible. It has been impossible to bring the water up one level to another.

    Captain Ericson has now invented a pumping machine, which will force the water a considerable height. He calls this machine the caloric pump. It drives from 200 to 300 gallons of water an hour up to a height of fifty feet.

    Captain Ericson has obtained a patent on this machine. It is small, being only four feet high, and will be very practical, especially for tall buildings.

    The inventor said that he has not been working very hard on this pumping machine, but has used only his spare time on it. He doesn't think so much of it himself, 2but other professional men are of the opinion that it is of great value.

    Our great countryman, Captain John Ericson, has completed a new invention. The houses here are now built from eight to nine stories high in order to make expensive sites as ...

    Swedish
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  • Svenska Tribunen -- October 25, 1882
    A Paradise Close to Chicago.

    EDITORIAL. The Swedish Tribune, Chicago, reprints an editorial from the Chicago Evening Journal concerning Mr. P.S. Peterson's Nursery at Rosehill.

    The author of this article took recently a trip north and came to a real paradise in the heart of Jefferson Township - Mr. P.S. Peterson's Nursery at Rosehill, which grand place is located not fully eight miles from the city. Lincoln Avenue goes through this glorious nursery and is a short distance from Mr. Peterson's magnificient home.

    The nursery consists of 365 acres and its owner has with care and intelligence taken care of its expansion during a quarter of a century.

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    The property, surrounded by tall trees and beautified with grass lawns, flower-beds and bushes, is an ideal of comfort, as well as a charming country home.

    Many of the large shade trees have been moved from other places to Rosehill by Mr. Peterson himself, and he is as attached to each one of them as if they were his own children.

    The oldest and tallest of all the trees is a stately elm. "This" - said Mr. Peterson, pointing with pride at the tree - "is George Washington, and this," pointing at another large elm, "is Abraham Lincoln, and this is General Sherman and there is General Grant."

    Mr. Peterson has millions of trees on his farm and he knows each type by sight. Most of these trees of all dimensions and types are planted in long rows and assume the appearance of large armies, regiments, brigades, and divisions. There are elms, maples, birches, ash, lark, chesnut, mulberry, and wild cherry.

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    In other words, every conceivable type of tree that can be grown in this latitude is ready to be re-planted. Many of them are imported from Europe and other parts of the world. Flowers, many of rare and exotic beauty, are found in abundance.

    Mr. Peterson has one of the largest and finest collections of trees, bushes, and flowers in the entire West, as well as a pleasant home.

    Mr. Peterson keeps more than twenty-five horses, and has one of the finest stables in the State of Illinois.

    EDITORIAL. The Swedish Tribune, Chicago, reprints an editorial from the Chicago Evening Journal concerning Mr. P.S. Peterson's Nursery at Rosehill. The author of this article took recently a trip north ...

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  • Svenska Tribunen -- February 20, 1884
    A Brilliant Graduation.

    A. H. Wimermark, a well known and skilled druggist in Chicago, now a resident of Cambridge, Ill., has during the last two weeks, undergone and completed a most brilliant examination as medical doctor at Rush Medical College, where he was made "Primus" in his class of 175.

    This is very encouraging for us Swedes, so much the more as the demands are more strict at this medical college than in any other. Students are coming in a steady stream to this college from all parts of the country.

    A. H. Wimermark, a well known and skilled druggist in Chicago, now a resident of Cambridge, Ill., has during the last two weeks, undergone and completed a most brilliant examination ...

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  • Svenska Tribunen -- June 16, 1888
    Lincoln Park.

    "The Pearl of Chicago" as Lincoln Park is called, presents itself in a most beautiful setting this summer all the way from North Ave. to Diversy St. and from Clark St. down to the shores of Lake Michigan.

    The most beautiful spot seems to be near the main entrance to the park, where there is a beautiful flower bed seventy-eight feet long and sixty-four feet wide, filled with thousands of different flowers. The gardener who planted it is our countryman, C. J. Strombeck, who has been employed at the park for fourteen years. He has five assistants. More than 200,000 flowers were planted by him this spring. He also takes care of all the greenhouses. Strombeck was born in Linkoping, Sweden. He was graduated at the Swedish Garden Society, Stockholm and arrived in Chicago in 1869.

    "The Pearl of Chicago" as Lincoln Park is called, presents itself in a most beautiful setting this summer all the way from North Ave. to Diversy St. and from Clark ...

    Swedish
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  • Svenska Tribunen -- August 01, 1889
    Ingenious Invention.

    For a long time the city council has had in mind obtaining a practical machine by means of which the streets near the bridges could be shut off at the time the bridges are opened to let vessels pass by. Several accidents have occurred because of the lack of such arrangements. Many proposals have been offered to the authorities, but have not been of any practical use.

    Our countryman, P.M.Pearson, an engineer employed at the great machine building concern, Fraser & Chalmers, has constructed an automatic machine which seems to solve the problem. At the moment the bridge is opened two arms from two poles erected at each end of the street fall down and shut off all traffic until the bridge is back in its former position, when they again are lifted. These arms work automatically.

    Pearson has obtained a patent for his invention and it is to be hoped that the city council will soon be the owner of this machine.

    For a long time the city council has had in mind obtaining a practical machine by means of which the streets near the bridges could be shut off at the ...

    Swedish
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  • Svenska Tribunen -- January 30, 1890
    [Passes Pharmacists Examination]

    A Pharmacist's Examination was passed a little over a week ago by our countryman, Charles H. Grund, who came here from Karlstad, Sweden, slightly more than a year ago. Of course, Mr. Grund knew all about drugs before he came to America, having studied and worked in Karlstad and Stockholm, but to pass before the Board of Pharmacy after only one year's residence here is a rather remarkable record.

    A Pharmacist's Examination was passed a little over a week ago by our countryman, Charles H. Grund, who came here from Karlstad, Sweden, slightly more than a year ago. Of ...

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  • Svenska Tribunen -- May 28, 1891
    Scandinavian Civil Engineers Organize

    The Scandinavian Engineering Society of Chicago was organized last Thursday, the 21, at a meeting held in the Sherman House. The following officers were elected: Allan Strale, president; L. Holmboe, first vice-president; E.T. Sederholm, second vice-president; Thomas G. Pihlfedit, secretary; and Chr. Holth, treasurer. By-laws were drafted and adopted.

    The Scandinavian Engineering Society of Chicago was organized last Thursday, the 21, at a meeting held in the Sherman House. The following officers were elected: Allan Strale, president; L. Holmboe, ...

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  • Svenska Tribunen -- August 27, 1891
    Invention by Chicago Swede

    The Aug. 22nd. issue of "The Illustrated Chicago Century" contains an article describing a new device or apparatus designed by our countryman Dr. A. Dahlberg, who is a Chicagoan. The "insufflator" as the apparatus is called is described as a very effective means in the treatment of catarrhal diseases and is the result of many years of experiments in the field of modern therapeutics. A patent has been applied for by Dr. Dahlberg.

    The Aug. 22nd. issue of "The Illustrated Chicago Century" contains an article describing a new device or apparatus designed by our countryman Dr. A. Dahlberg, who is a Chicagoan. The ...

    Swedish
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  • Svenska Tribunen -- March 30, 1892
    Swedish Woman Physician

    Miss Anna Larson graduated last Monday from the Women's Medical College of Chicago and was awarded the degree of M.D.

    She passed the examinations brilliantly, and we wish to congratulate her upon her achievement.

    Miss Anna Larson graduated last Monday from the Women's Medical College of Chicago and was awarded the degree of M.D. She passed the examinations brilliantly, and we wish to congratulate ...

    Swedish
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