History of the Chicago
Our History is being written...watch this space.
In the mean time, here are some tidbits in
History of the Torske Klub (1960-1985)
by Irv Highland (see original
manuscript with photos also)
History of the Torske Klub
(1985-2005) by Ken Larson and Rob Alsaker
Remembering Alfred Newgard (1905-2002) by Rob Alsaker
Witness to War, An attachment from Northwest Quarterly Magazine featuring a story about our member, Kaare Nevdal
Newgard's ertesuppe (Pea Soup) recipe - Did you ever wonder where that
great soup recipe, which we serve at our lunch, came from? This is
handwritten by Al Newgard. It is also referenced by the
Samband if you want a printed text copy.
Chicago Norske Klub,
A reproduction of two pages of "From Fjord to Prairie" published by our late member Larry Nelson in 1975. This contains history and photos from the historic building on Kedzie Avenue where the Chicago Torske Klub was founded and met for years.
Chicago Norske Klub Book
A book published about 1949 which contains a full history and names of the
Norske Klub. This was gifted to Robert Alsaker in 1979 and few, if any exist.
We have multiple copies:
Large Detailed Image Only Book - 97mb PDF file
Large Detailed Book with
Searchable Text - 44mb PDF file - this is the best option to save
Reduced Size Image Only Book -
6mb PDF file - fastest download
Chicago Norske Klub 40th Anniversary
- 9mb 40th anniversary book, provided by Robert Alsaker.
Chicago Logan Square Preservation site,
A group dedicated to the preservation of the Logan Square Community, which was the home of the Torske Klub for its first 20 years
Chicago Torske Klub 50th Anniversary: 1960-2010
News and Articles about our Members
News and Articles about Norway
Nostalgia - Chicago Syttende Mai Parade - circa 1964
In 1964, the Norwegian colony in Chicago held the annual Syttende Mai parade
along North Avenue in Chicago and later in Logan Square.
a short home movie of that event. . The parade has been in Park Ridge for the last few decades.
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