Wausa, Nebraska - Population 636
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member beta59
N 42° 29.549 W 097° 32.629
14T E 619664 N 4705485
Quick Description: Välkommen til Wausa (Welcome to Wausa) The Swedish Capital of Nebraska!
Location: Nebraska, United States
Date Posted: 2/15/2012 8:54:38 PM
Waymark Code: WMDQRH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
Views: 1

Long Description:
More than a century ago, Swedish farmer Theodore Thorson journeyed from Scandia Grove, Minnesota, seeking a good location to raise livestock. The luxuriant grass inspired him to return the following spring and rent 200 acres for a sheep farm. Other Swedes soon followed and the town of Thorson was born. In 1885, the citizens renamed Wausa after the celebrated king of Sweden, Gustavus I Vasa, changing the spelling to Wausa to protect the Swedish pronunciation and incorporate USA. The agricultural advantages discovered by Thorson continue as the economic mainstay of Wausa. Today, many people enjoy combining the Wausa lifestyle with easy commuting to larger job centers.
Address: South end of Wausa on State Highway 121

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