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Historical and old photos of Ski, Akershus

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Historical and old photos of Ski, Akershus

A small historical reference

Geography: Ski is a town and kommune (municipality) in the Follo district, in Akershus fylke (county), Norway. Ski is the most populous kommune in Follo, and Ski town is the largest town. Ski town serves as the de facto district capital, and the hospital, tingrett (district court), police station and other public services are located there.

Date of foundation:

History:

Population: 29 307

Sights:

Ski. Panorama of city road, 1923
Panorama of city road, 1923
Ski. Panorama of city road, 1923
Panorama of city road, 1923
Ski. Panorama of city street, between 1918 and 1923
Panorama of city street, between 1918 and 1923
Ski. Panorama of city street, between 1918 and 1923
Panorama of city street, between 1918 and 1923
Ski. Panorama of city street, street lamp, 1919
Panorama of city street, street lamp, 1919
Ski. Railway station, platform, 1919
Railway station, platform, 1919
Ski. Railway station, platform, kiosk
Railway station, platform, kiosk
Ski. Railway station, platform, train, 1935
Railway station, platform, train, 1935

History

Archeologically, remains from settlements dating as far back as 11,000 years have been found in the Ski and Ås areas. Stone age tools are still being found when fields are ploughed, and Ski has more than 300 registered ancient historical artifacts.

From the Middle Ages and up to modern times the areas of Kråkstad and Ski were originally administered as medieval church parishes, and each have a medieval stone church from the 1150s. During the 19th century, Kråkstad was the political and administrative centre of the municipality.

On July 1, 1931 the rural, but rapidly growing municipality of Kråkstad was split into two separate municipalities. The village of Ski was chosen as the administrative centre of the northern part, thus giving its name to the new municipality. The village of Kråkstad remained the administrative centre of the southern part, retaining its original name.

By 1964 Ski had developed into a busy town and trading hub for the surrounding, rural areas. Ski municipality had by far outgrown its southern neighbour economically and population-wise. Consequently, on January 1, Kråkstad was officially absorbed into Ski municipality, ceasing to be a municipality of its own. Today, the name "Kråkstad" simply refers to the village, just southeast of the much larger town of Ski.

Origin: en.wikipedia.org




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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