DANES began arriving in BC as part of the huge migration of Europeans to N America at the end of the 19th century. In 1896–97 a group of Danish pioneers from Denmark and from the US, led by Rasmus Hansen, established itself at the north end of VANCOUVER ISLAND in the CAPE SCOTT area, hoping to found a co-operative agricultural colony in this wild neck of the woods. The colony boasted a SAWMILL and a newspaper, but before long it ran out of money; by 1907 the settlers had moved away, many to...

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