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the women and a few children who were with us. We now had
a warm struggle ahead. To walk in the deep sand in Washington
and Lee counties was no small matter. But we went ahead steadily
although the sweat poured in streams down our cheeks and backs.
We soon found that our old Swedish clothing was too heavy in
this warm climate; however, we plodded bravely onward and
Finally at eleven o'clock on July 31st, our party came to a halt
at John Palm's house in Brushy, the present Palm Valley. We
had reached our destination and many of the Swedes who lived in
the neighborhood came to extend a welcome.
This ends my story. I am convinced that none of my traveling
companions had the remotest thought that we should live to see
the splendid results now manifest in the large and beautiful
Swedish communities which have sprung up in many parts of
this great state. God's will has been done, a miracle before
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 62, July 1958 - April, 1959. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101173/. Accessed December 21, 2014.