Solvang, California ~ Population 5332
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 34° 35.953 W 120° 07.646
10S E 763437 N 3832350
Quick Description: This combination Elevation/Population sign is at the eastern city limits of Solvang, California on California Highway 246.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 9/8/2012 6:54:23 PM
Waymark Code: WMF87R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wildwoodke
Views: 1

Long Description:
Solvang (Danish for "sunny fields") was settled in 1911 by a group of Danish immigrants who wanted to form a colony in an area where the winters were milder than in the Midwest where they were living at the time. The Danish style of architecture for which the town is noted did not gain dominance until after World War II.

The towns economy is based largely on the tourist trade with over a million visitors a year.

Solvang is a sister city with Aalborg (Ålborg in Danish) Denmark.

Address: California Highway 246 at High Meadow Road

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