Joe Hillgården

The Bothnian Coast

One of the old houses in Gamla Gefle is a museum marking the birthplace of Joel Hägglund, who moved to the USA, changed his name to Joe Hill and became a legendary labour-union organiser. Hill was wrongly convicted of a murder and executed in Utah in 1915. Some of his folk songs form part of the memorial here.

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