Swedes gather at The Coffee Pot
The Coffee Pot Café in Alexandria was filled to the brim Friday with a touring group of 49 visitors from Venjan, Sweden.
Vanjan is a small, isolated village of about 400 people, many of them related to one another, that was settled in 1607, according to Leif Morkfors, a genealogist who has been leading the annual Venjan reunions for five years. "In the past 400 years, 40 people have moved to Venjan," he said. "The rest stayed."
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