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How did Westby get its name?

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They're celebrating Syttende Mai in Westby.  It marks an event that happened May 17, 1814, the signing of the Norwegian Constitution.

Dave and Ruth Amundson bought a house just off Main Street in Westby, designed to help explain the significance of that history.   They're retired teachers who want to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to know more about the history of their City.

You can learn more about Dave and Ruth's History Alive Project by visiting  You can also learn more about the events during the Syttende Mai celebration in Westby by going to

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