This is the third installment of a four-part series that explores the Scandinavian experience of immigration, the process of Americanization, and the power of family and community.
"Give me enough Swedes, snuff, and whiskey, and I'll build a railroad to hell!" railway tycoon James J. Hill once said. Danes, Finns, Icelanders, Norwegians, and Swedes all earned reputations as hard workers while settling in the United States. This film's interviews, historical photos, and footage of contemporary Scandinavian-Americans at work show why the reputation has been rightly earned.