Gold digging in Örebro

Early 1900s Örebro was described by some as a sort of Klondike (but without Scrooge McDuck). Many came to the town empty-handed and worked their way up from shop worker and errand girl to manager and merchant after some hard years. Examples of famous rich people in the town include the Behrn family, Adolf Lindgren and the shoe and property-owning Åqvist family. Of course, not everyone was as successful, and many companies failed over the passage of time. When Örebro was an industrial town, we were most famous for biscuits and shoes. But that really is history.