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The Enderud Farm - June 2015

Gunder Bjørnsen was a husmann med jord (tenant farmer with land) on the Kopseng farm in Eggedal, Buskerud, Norway.  The main farm nestles against the mountains on the valley floor that stretches down to a lake with its pastures and fields surrounding it.
Most of the husmenn lived on the mountains behind the main farm.  The Enderud farm sits in a high mountain meadow to the left of the farm in this picture.

Until the 1980s, there was no road from the valley to the mountain top; it was an arduous climb on foot or with horses to reach these remote farms.  Thankfully, a timber road was built that winds 5-6 miles up the mountain and allows access to the farms above.  It is still a walk of over a mile across a mountain from the end of this road to the Enderud place.  Until about 1970, a man lived on Enderud.  It is now abandoned.

Enderud cabin

Guide Sigrid Kvisle in front
of the cabin (metal on the ground
is the cabin roof)

More still photos to come ...
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