Factoid Friday

Posted on January 27th, 2012 by

Did you know that Vasa, the name of a Gustavus wind orchestra has multiple historical connections. Vasa was the name of the Swedish Royal Family from 1523-1668 (and Poland from 1587-1668). This Royal Family included Gustav II Adolf, the College namesake. Vasa is also a township in Goodhue County where Eric Norelius was a pastor in the local Lutheran church in the 1850s and then again in the early 1860s.

 

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