Color image of a cardboard container for the Nordic Ware Bundt jumbo fluted tube pan made of formed aluminum, ca. 1950–1970. Used by Susan Roth in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

Bundt pan box and instructions sheet

Cardboard container for the Nordic Ware Bundt jumbo fluted tube pan made of formed aluminum, ca. 1950–1970. Used by Susan Roth in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

Color image of a Bundt cake pan, upside down, May 11, 2005.

Bundt cake pan, upside down

Bundt cake pan, upside down, May 11, 2005. Photograph by Wikimedia Commons user David Benbennick.

Color image of a Bundt cake pan, May 11, 2005.

Bundt cake pan

Bundt cake pan, May 11, 2005. Photograph by Wikimedia Commons user David Benbennick.

Bundt Pan

Many Americans can recognize a Bundt pan or have one at home. But few know that this iconic cake pan, created by H. David Dalquist, founder of the Nordic Ware Company, is rooted in Minnesota’s Jewish immigrant history. The design for the ring-shaped mold came from a pan called the Gugelhupf, which was brought to the United States by Jewish immigrants from Europe.

Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific Railway

The Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific Railway (DW&P) was a Minnesota railroad that operated between International Falls and Duluth. It connected to the Canadian National at International Falls and to the Northern Pacific at Duluth. As a subsidiary of the Canadian National for almost all of the twentieth century, it moved freight along an artery between the Canadian West and the American Midwest through Minnesota.

Black and white photograph of Swan Turnblad, ca. 1915.

Swan Turnblad, ca. 1915

Swan Turnblad, ca. 1915.

Black and white photograph of Swan Turnblad in his office at the Svenska Amerikanska Posten, ca. 1920.

Swan Turnblad in his office

Swan Turnblad in his office at the Svenska Amerikanska Posten, ca. 1920.

Black and white photograph of Swan Turnblad, ca. 1900 driving his Waverly automobile—the first commercially available car owned by a Minnesotan.

Swan Turnblad driving his Waverly automobile

Swan Turnblad, ca. 1900 driving his Waverly automobile—the first commercially available car owned by a Minnesotan.

Black and white photograph of Swan Turnblad at about age sixteen, ca. 1876.

Swan Turnblad at about age sixteen

Swan Turnblad at about age sixteen, ca. 1876.

Turnblad, Swan (1860–1933)

Swan Turnblad was a prominent Swedish Minnesotan and the manager, editor, and publisher of Svenska Amerikanska Posten, a Swedish American newspaper. He donated his family home and the newspaper to the newly founded American Institute of Swedish Arts, Literature and Science (later renamed the American Swedish Institute) near the end of his life.

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