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Reminiscences of an Immigrant Girl

By Dagbjört Vopnfjord

Editor's Note: This article gives a first-hand account of the early pioneer days in Manitoba, Canada. The author, Dagbjört Elíasdóttir/Kjernested (IR# I1560940), offers the reader many details of daily life in those early settlement days. The Icelandic Connection magazine began publishing in 1942 as The Icelandic Canadian magazine. The name was changed in 2010 to reflect the diversity of the readership. Icelandic Roots is a supporter of The Icelandic Connection and is sharing archival articles with the permission of the magazine. To learn more, visit the website at Icelandic Connection Magazine (


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