By: Kåre Olav Solhjell
(Extract from General History from Nore og Uvdal Volume II s 143 cont.)
Herbjørn Strøm is the most famous emigrant from Tunhovd. He came from the small farm Straumen where Torkilsbustryken floats into Tunhovdfjorden.
Herbjørn Strøm ended up as senator in North Dakota. As chairman of Numedalslaget for many years, he organised the subscription of shares for the railway in Numedal.
The story about Herbjørn Strøm is representative for the emigration which took place the first decades after the ending of the American Civil War.
Read more about Herbjørn Strøm here.