This was once the home of the Zachris Peter Hedberg family in St. Peter. The house is located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Fourth and Walnut Streets, facing Fourth Street. Zachris is sitting in a chair on the lawn, below his wife, Johanna, and his daughter, Hilda. Son Harry is in the corner tower, and Johanna's parents, Fajer and Hanna Knutson, are sitting on a bench on the lawn.
Black and white photograph of young women wearing jackets and hats of band members with their instruments. A related photo shows the male band members with the young women on a wagon (see 1999.053.0101)
Four young women sit at a picnic table and snap beans. "Hachsharah" means "training" or "preparation" in Hebrew. Hachsharah were training farms for Jews who wished to settle in Palestine and become citizens. Harchsharah farms were located throughout Eastern Europe and the United States, funded by a variety of Zionist groups. The hachsharah farm in Anoka was supported by Habonim, an international Zionist youth organization.
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