McALLEN – Dr. David Vassberg, retired professor of history, is scheduled to speak on “The Rise and Fall of Stockholm, Texas; A Swedish Colony on the Rio Grande” at the next Faculty Forum at noon Wednesday, Feb. 3, at the Tower Club in McAllen, 200 S. 10th St., Suite 1700.
|Vassberg, who taught history at UTPA for 28 years, is writing the history of Stockholm, Texas.|
Vassberg will tell the fascinating story of a thriving Swedish farming settlement in eastern Hidalgo County in the early 20th century. Within a generation, however, the Swedish colony disintegrated, its people scattered, and Stockholm became a ghost town.
The Faculty Forum is part of a series sponsored by the UT Pan American Alumni Association. Tickets are $12.50 per person and include a complete lunch.
For more information, contact the UTPA Alumni Association at 956/381-2500.