Parts of the United States are still heavily influenced by the immigrants who settled there, providing a Little Denmark in Iowa, a bit of Portugal in Newark, a Little Poland in Baltimore, Greek culture in Florida and a Little Italy in San Diego.
The Jens Dixen House, just behind the Museum of Danish America, is seen in Elk Horn, Iowa. Dixen was a Danish immigrant, school teacher and preacher who taught boys in this house in a small town in North Dakota during the early 1900s. The house was moved to the museum grounds in 1999 and was restored by the Cedar Valley Danes. Elk Horn and Kimballton, three miles north, represent the largest rural Danish settlements in the United States and are known as Lille (“Little”) Denmark. Nathaniel Grann/For The Washington Post