Trollhaugen Lodge celebrates a golden jubilee

From zero to 50 BARBARA K. ROSTAD Coeur d’Alene, Idaho How could the Seattle area’s Boeing Company be linked to the start of a mountain retreat owned by District 2, Sons of Norway, which recently celebrated 50 years since its groundbreaking in 1972? The answer lies in three words: hiring Norwegian-born engineers. Somewhere between 100 and 200 of them came to Washington state to work for Boeing during the late 1960s. Many of them joined Sons of Norway, which gave them a chance to interact with fellow Norwegians and Norwegian Americans. One group of them formed a new Sons of Norway Lodge, Cascade Lodge #87, instituted on Mercer Island outside of S
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Barbara Rostad

Barbara Rostad, a North Dakota Norwegian, has been writing for The Norwegian American since 2014. A versatile writer with degrees in journalism and sociology plus teaching experience in sociology, English, and speech, Barbara has published articles and poems, edited newsletters, compiled a book about Ski for Light, and received writing awards from Idaho Writer’s League. A 45-year member of Sons of Norway, she’s often both newsletter editor and cultural director.

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