Swede Hollow book is in the works and you can
Friends of Swede Hollow is
sponsoring a picture/caption book on Swede Hollow for Arcadia
“Images of America” series. Angela and Karin DuPaul are in the
collecting Swede Hollow history, stories and photos.
Swede Hollow is a picturesque valley with a creek running
it. Phalen Creek was used for travel from the Mississippi River to the
lakes in the north by the American Indians. Later the hollow spent over
years as home to immigrants, many from Sweden, Italy, Mexico, and
Today Swede Hollow is a city park.
A little background about the project: Ted from Arcadia
called Karin to ask if she or someone else would like to write a photo
book on Swede Hollow. She was thrilled to accept. She then called
partner in Swede Hollow research, her daughter Angela, to see if she
on this. Without hesitation Angela said she would love to assist.
Over the years the DuPauls have been very active in
Swede Hollow. They have been involved in Friends of Swede Hollow,
researched Swede Hollow history, led tours, and wrote “A Swede Hollow
Tour” booklet. Arcadia has around 5,000 books on local history in
Images of America series. It will be wonderful to have Swede
included in the series.
The search is on to talk with people who lived in Swede
along Phalen Creek, and to find photos that might be helpful to us in
presenting a more complete history of this unique area. Any
photos that you would be willing to share with our project would be a
toward that goal. We would also love to talk to anyone who has
Hollow connections, Hollow memorabilia, family memories, and photos.
You may contact the DuPauls by email at SwedeHollow@gmail.com or