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Now it's the turn of the proud greeters to get their hands on a landscape map of their beautiful hometown. The map dates from 1761 and was published by Augustin A. Lenaeus.
With old place names like Hassela, Gnarp, Delsbo and Hudiksvall, every visitor will feel at home with this old map over its rich landscape of Hälsingland.
Hälsingland is first mentioned in historical sources around 1072 in Adam of Bremen's book on the history of the Archdiocese of Hamburg, but the land tells us all the more about the rich history of the region.
Traces have been found dating back 3,000 years, showing that the ancestors of the hälsingers had then settled down and become permanent farmers. Over the centuries, they cultivated more and more of the land, starting in the southern interior, and as early as 400 BC, the agricultural culture extended all the way to the coast of Hälsingland.
During the Iron Age, a well-developed community had developed here, with, for example, two ancient castles in Forsa parish. The oldest preserved Nordic source of law has also been discovered in the same parish from this period, Forsaringen, dated by most scholars to the 9th century. The ring was attached to a door in the medieval church of Forsa before it was demolished in 1840 and the ring was recovered.
Hang your local history on the wall, you can find the map here.
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