Little Finland hosts Sunday dinner


November 4, 2019

Kim E. Strom/Daily Globe

JOANN LYTLE of Iola, admires a wood cookstove in the Harma House at Little Finland, Sunday. The cabin was built in 1921 and features a loom, a cream separater, an antique sewing machine, old wooden skis and ski boots and a thunder mug, among other items. Little Finland's gift shop is open Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Dec. 21. They will reopen in April of 2020.


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HURLEY - More than 100 people took part in Little Finland's community stew dinner on Sunday in Hurley. Kala Mojakka and beef stew with Finn pie (bread) was on the menu along with an assortment of desserts.

Kala Mojakka is not Finnish for fish stew. It actually translates to "fish, more Jacob."

According to Finnish teacher, Seija Jarvenpaa, kala means fish. As for the the rest of the name, the story has it that in the lumber camps in the area there was a cook named Jacob. When the workers wanted more fish stew, they would say, "mojakka" meaning, mo...

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