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Solvang was founeded in 1911 as a Danish American colony on a portion of the sprawling Rancho San Carlos de Jonata, has developed into one of the principal tourist attractions in the country. Located inland along the Central California Coast some 45 miles north of Santa Barbara, the town embodies the expression "Denmark lives in Solvang" with the village of 5,300 representing a page from a Hans Christian Andersen Story.
Solvang meaning Sunny Field, was founded by a group of Danish educators Reverend J. Gregersen, Reverend B. Nordenloft, and Mr. P.B. Hornsyld from the Midwest in 1911 who were in search of a site for a Danish type folk school. They liked what they saw and envisioned the location of the potential town, nestled between the Santa Ynez and San Rafael Mountain Ranges, as an ideal place to launch the school and where settlers could earn a living tilling the rich soil.
Although Solvang has developed into one of the major tourist meccas, its many Danish American residents continue to perpetuate their Danish heritage.
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- In a nutshell:Keeping alive Danish traditions~
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