UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: Swedish Naval Cadets visit Swedish Athletic Club June 1940 at Pine Creek

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Swedish Naval Cadets visit Swedish Athletic Club June 1940 at Pine Creek



(click on images to enlarge)
Bottom photo: June 9, 1940 at the Swedish Athletic Club at Pine Creek, 1351 South Pine Creek Road in Fairfield.
The S.A.C. was founded in 1915, and in June of 1920 the villa and land was purchased on South Pine Creek Road. The club is said to be the first in the United States to form a women's soccer team in 1919 by one of the founding members and World Olympian competitor in long-distance running Knute Santeson. The S.A.C. evolved into becoming formally known as the Scandinavian Club in 1973 where several of the founding families' relatives continue to maintain membership.

Swedish Athletic Club History:
http://thescandinavianclub.com/history.aspx

Abraham-Rydberg:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Seven_Seas_(IX-68)

No comments: