A large part of Norway’s population emmigrated to the US during the 18 and 1900s. In farming communities in the Midwest countryside, Norwegian culture and language has been preserved for generations. Many of those who were children 70 and 80 years ago grew up in all-Norwegian speaking homes, even though their parents, or even grandparents, had never been to the old country. I travelled in Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota and met the last generation of Norwegian speakers.