See Rename Western Drive (North of I-580) to Stenmark Drive , July 25, 2013.
Since introducing the resolution to rename Western Drive in honor of Captain J.O. Stenmark, I been hearing from members of the Stenmark Family from all over. Travis McAfee, a descendant of captain Stenmark, now living in Arkansas, sent me a link to a Swedish television show where he visited the home of his Swedish ancestors, the Stenmarks and the birthplace of Capt. Stenmark. The show is called Allt för Sverige which means Everything for Sweden. It was an amazing adventure! If you are interested in seeing the episode that describes the emigration of Capt. Stenmark and his wife Brita, please take a look on youtube through this link; episode 2 at about 28 minutes in: Episode 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEwqD0hXIag
Travis is going to organize a Swedish-American family reunion at East Brother, hopefully in the summer of 2015 and will invite newly found Stenmark relatives in Sweden as well as their Swedish American cousins to attend. We hope to have Stenmark Drive named by then.
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