Sunday, March 27, 2016

Fact of the Day: New Sweden

New Sweden was a colony settled in present-day Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania in 1638. It was conquered by the Dutch and became part of New Netherland in 1655.   

7 comments:

Huggybear said...

I believe New York was originally called New Amsterdam.

Hope you had a great Easter - only Easter Monday holiday left here and then the mass return from beaches and the country areas back to Brisbane - a police headache with the impatient brigade.
I am glad I am not part of that ritual anymore.
Cheers
Colin

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Pat Hatt said...

Guess it got old and Old Sweden just doesn't have the same ring

Christine said...

Interesting fact.

Martha said...

Interesting stuff

John M said...

Interesting history.

bj said...

a great piece of history