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Kulturstigen 7

Oskar Forsén's farm

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Half of Oskar Forsén's house, which was twice as big in the 1920’s as it is today, was a café and dance hall during the railway era. It was the so-called hall that was used for these purposes.

During the renovation in the 1940’s, the house was given its current appearance.

The hut that stood in O. Forsén's yard was often used for weddings and dances and for a while also served as a cinema.


The dance floor was situated close to the river below the residence of O. Forsén. It was simply made with a low wooden railing around the wooden floor of the dance floor - there were no walls or ceilings. With the construction of the inland railway continuing to move further out of the village, the dance floor was relocated together with the move of the railway workers.


The most common musicians performing on the dance floor and on dances in O. Forséns Lodge and at weddings in the village and neighboring villages were:

Sven Forsén, accordion and violin

Hillevi Burman, married Dahlstedt, organ and

Edla Forsén, married Lindfors, zither.

Elof Forsén, accordion, sometimes assisted the "village band" on longer weekends. Edor Burman, accordion and Elin Burman, married Hane, organ were later added as musicians.


Oskar Forsén's farm was thus an important junction during the railway era, located on the river village section of the old village road and ‘Konsum’ store and the construction of bridges a little downstream.


Oskar Forsén himself was one of the local settlers in the village who took part in the so-called ‘bondlaget’ - a work team that helped build the inland railway. Others, who were part of the team were: Israel Forssén, Signar Burman, Per-Olof Höglin, Fritz Löfmark, Oskar Renström, Bertil Burman, Ingvar Forsén, Konrad Karlsson and Harry Lind.

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