Ole Larson's Folks

Born in Ringebu, Norway, on this date in 1857: great-grandfather Gunder Torgersen Moen. Also featured on his death date, 10 April. Top picture, Gunder and Anne with their three eldest children, before the birth of grandmother Anna Moen.

In U.S. history, on this date in 1783, the Treaty of Paris was signed, formally ending the American Revolutionary War. Seated in center are Benjamin Franklin and John Adams, two of the five American commissioners sent to negotiate the treaty. On the far right is British signatory David Hartley. Hartley refused to sit for the painting by Benjamin West, which was therefore left unfinished. This completion, by David Wagner, was unveiled in 2008.


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