Slooper Monument Project
7 May 2003 - "Minnestein over pioner" in the Haugesund newspaper, Haugesunds Avis (in Norwegian only) by Jon Ådnøy.
26 Nov. 2003 - "Genealogy trail discovers pioneer Norwegian settlers buried at Tulocay" in the Napa Valley Register, article by Vivi Stenberg-Williams.
1 April 2004 - "Turlock Marble and Granite Works carving out Viking monument stone to mark family’s past" in the Turlock Journal, article by Kimberly Horg. [no longer available online]
10 April 2004 - "Engraving memorializes Norwegian heritage" in The Modesto Bee, article by John Holland.
May 2004 - "Monumental unveiling" in Norway News, the official site in the US for the Norwegian Embassy and Consulates General.
7 Mai 2004 - "Sluppefolket fra Rogaland får minnestein i California" in Stavanger Aftenblad (Adobe .pdf file - Norwegian only) by Ludvig Lorentzen.
12 Mai 2004 - "Reiser til USA med ny, gammel historie i sekken" in Stavanger Aftenblad, p. 27 (Lokal & Kultur) by Randi Mydland.
13 Mai 2004 - "Tysværdelegasjon til Amerika" (Tysvær delegation to America) in Tysvær Bygdeblad by Kine Knutsen.
14 May 2004 - Napa's Norwegian Heritage - KQED Public Radio "The California Report" - Not all Scandinavian immigrants settled in the midwest. Over the past century, several Norwegian immigrants ended up in the middle of California's Wine Country. This weekend Napa honors its Norwegian heritage. Reporter: Nina Thorsen
16 MAY 2004 - Grave marker is a bit of the old country -Napa Valley Register, pp. 1 & 3, article by Carlos Villatoro.
4 June 2004 - "Bauta over førstemann" in Haugesunds Avis, p. 3. (Scanned image in Norwegian)
|Fall 2004 - "FRA TYSVÆR TIL CALIFORNIA 1825 og 2004" in the fall issue of SYDVESTEN Lokal- og Slekstshistorisk Magasin for Rogaland (The southwestern local and family historical magazine for Rogaland), Nr. 3, 2004, Vol. 30, p. 14||
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Media mention - not online:
Feb. 2003 - Sigmund Hansen of NRK Rogaland TV interviews Einar Slogvik & Keith Wheeler at the Slogvik farm in Tysvær, Norway.
9 May 2004 - "Norwegian rock; Monument shipped thousands of miles to Napa cemetery" in Times-Herald, Vallejo, CA, pp. B1 & B8, article by Richard Freedman.
14 May 2004 - KVON
1440AM, Wine Country News & Talk
14 May 2004 - "'Slogvik bauta' to honor Norwegian Sloopers" in Western Viking, The Weekly Norwegian-American Newspaper With Nation-Wide Coverage!, p. 7 (Full page article with 6 pictures)
May 2004 - "Nordic Lites - Up and Coming" in Sons of Norway's Viking magazine, p. 6 (3 sentence mention)
Several NRK-Rogaland radio interviews were conducted by Sigmund Hansen, both before and after the bautastein dedication. Those interviewed included Ingvar Frøyland and Einar and Rotraud Slogvik. One such radio interview with Rotraud and Einar occurred on Thursday, June 10th. Details on others are unknown at present.
2004 -Excellent article by Blaine Hedberg, "The Sloopers of 1825; What Genealogical Research Has Uncovered about Some of the First Nineteenth-Century Norwegian Immigrants to America," in Vesterheim; A Publication of Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, Vol. 2, Nor. 2, 2004, pp. 5-13.
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