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Historical and old photos of Jessheim, Akershus

A small historical reference

Geography: Jessheim is a town in the Ullensaker municipality in Akershus of Norway.

Date of foundation:

History: The railway station with the Jessheim station was built in 1854 as part of the Hovedbanen line from Oslo to Eidsvoll. The railroad had at the initial construction of the railroad in 1854 called the stop "Trøgstad", but because of confusion with the town name Trøgstad in Østfold, the name was changed in 1897 to "Jessum". This name was used blasphemically, for example by military recruits who said they had passed through Bøn (town north of Jessheim) which sounds like "prayer" in Norwegian to Jessum, which could sound like Jesus. The priests in the area complained to the bishop who in 1900 brought the case up with the local council and suggested the form "Jessheim". The name was changed to "Jesseim". In 1920 the railroad changed the spelling to the current form, Jessheim.

Population: 17 687

Sights:

Jessheim. Herredshuset, circa 1950
Herredshuset, circa 1950
Jessheim. Panorama of city street
Panorama of city street
Jessheim. Panorama of city street
Panorama of city street
Jessheim. Panorama of city street, circa 1945
Panorama of city street, circa 1945
Jessheim. Railway station, platform, between 1900 and 1950
Railway station, platform, between 1900 and 1950
Jessheim. Railway station, platform, train, between 1900 and 1950
Railway station, platform, train, between 1900 and 1950
Jessheim. Streets crossing
Streets crossing
Jessheim. Ullensaker Municipality premises
Ullensaker Municipality premises



Photos posted on the website in accordance with Article 7, paragraph 1 of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of 9 September 1886, the term of protection which is fifty years after the author's death.

After this period photos it becomes public domain. The participants of the Berne Convention are 167 States.


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