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Scandinavian Dancers at Oakland Swedish Festival


Scandinavian dancers at the Oakland Swedish Festival. All Photos Credit of Denise Gilliland/Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Scandinavian dancers at the Oakland Swedish Festival. All Photos Credit of Denise Gilliland/Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

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Oakland Swedish Festival Parade


The Oakland Swedish Festival Parade. All Photos Credit of Denise Gilliland/Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

The Oakland Swedish Festival Parade. All Photos Credit of Denise Gilliland/Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

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Oakland Swedish Festival Tractor Pull Champions


Oakland Swedish Festival Tractor Pull Champions for the 2nd year in a row are, from left, Tommy Sluyter, Preston Johnson, Travis Lindstrom and Luke Blanc. Photo Credit, Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Oakland Swedish Festival Tractor Pull Champions for the 2nd year in a row are, from left, Tommy Sluyter, Preston Johnson, Travis Lindstrom and Luke Blanc. Photo Credit, Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Tractor Pull at Oakland Swedish Festival


Teams of all ages participated in the Oakland Swedish Festival Tractor Pull. All Photos Credit of Denise Gilliland/Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Teams of all ages participated in the Oakland Swedish Festival Tractor Pull. All Photos Credit of Denise Gilliland/Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

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Swedish Heritage Center to Host Humanities Speaker Daniel Draper


OAKLAND SWEDISH CENTER TO HOST NEBRASKA

HUMANITIES SPEAKER

“DANIEL FREEMAN, FIRST HOMESTEADER’

– Historical Re-enactor Darrel Draper will portray Daniel Freeman, America’s first

Homesteader,  in a unique “edu-taining” (educational  + entertaining) costumed program  at

2:30PM ,SATURDAY JUNE4TH at the  OaKIand SWEDISH HERITAGE CENTER ON US HWY

77  in OAKLAND,NE. The 45 minute prog ram is free and open  to the  public.

Daniel Freeman  (1826-‘1908) lived most  of his  life on the Western Frontier  of America.

As  a doctor,  Civil War Officer, coroner, and County Sheriff, Freeman had many unique

experiences while living  in America’s first homestead under the  1863 Homestead Act Draper

will describe  life as  a pioneer  and the changes that Nebraska  and America were going through

in the 19’Century in this  costun’red presentation that gives audience members insight into his

life, family,  and frontier  legacy.

Darrel Draper has been described  by audience members  as “an awesome and

absolutely wonderful performer” who  is able  to t.ansport listeners back  in time  to the era of  his

characters. His humorous delivery, sound research, knowledge of history,  and the use of

interactive audience part;cipation have delighted audiences aged I to 80  He is one of the

most requested speakers  in the Nebraska Humanities Council’s Speakers Bureau Program, the

largest of  its type  in the nation.

Draper’s performance is sponsored  by the OAKLAND SWEDISH HERITAGE CENTER

and is made possible with help from a grant frorn the NEBRASM HUIVIANIIIES COUNCIL,

HUMANITIES.

 

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Classic Cars on Main Street After Parade


After the parade, these three cars were parked on Main Street. From left, the owners are, Maurice Johnson, Jim Toohey and Bryan Johnson. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

After the parade, these three cars were parked on Main Street. From left, the owners are, Maurice Johnson, Jim Toohey and Bryan Johnson. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Pearson Takes the Gator Through the Parade


Stan Pearson drove the Oakland Chamber of Commerce's gator through the Swedish Festival Parade. The gator is used during the summer months to water the beautiful hanging baskets on Oakland's Main Street. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Stan Pearson drove the Oakland Chamber of Commerce’s gator through the Swedish Festival Parade. The gator is used during the summer months to water the beautiful hanging baskets on Oakland’s Main Street. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Mockenhaupt Drives the Only Truck in the Swedish Festival Parade


Greg Mockenhaupt drove his truck through the Swedish Festival Parade. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Greg Mockenhaupt drove his truck through the Swedish Festival Parade. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

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