HAGENSBORG, pop 279, in the Bella Coola Valley about 20 km east of BELLA COOLA, was established in 1894 by a group of NORWEGIAN colonists. They had settled first in Minnesota but followed their pastor, Rev Christian Saugstad, to the new site and settled well up the valley, where the government granted them land. The colonists built a road from Bella Coola, cleared the land for AGRICULTURE and erected a school and a church. The settlement, which retains some of its Norwegian flavour, took its...

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