“Gleneden was once a Finnish community” by Jim Cooperman

 Check out the full version of Jim’s interesting latest over at his Shuswap Passion blog.

While it is now a rural suburb of Salmon Arm, Gleneden was once a thriving Finnish farming community where residents shared a passion for sports, theatre, potlucks, music and other social activities. According to Hans Kusisto, the son of one of the area’s early Finnish pioneers, it was the first settler, Emerson Bowman, who chose the name Gleneden, as the valley reminded him of a glen back in his native country England and he deemed that its paradise nature was like the biblical Eden.

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Author: Tim Lavery

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