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Known today as the Swedish Capital of Nebraska, Oakland was founded in 1868 and named for its first postmaster, John Oak, who encouraged Swedish families to settle in the area. The Dala horse and other Swedish icons adorn many local buildings. The Swedish Heritage Center, 301 N. Charde Ave., is open by appointment and exhibits Swedish crystal, linens and needlework as well as displays about area history; phone (402) 685-5101.
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