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This section provides a brief history of Estonia, including social and political conditions during the 19th and 20th centuries that influenced emigration. The section is divided chronologically, allowing for an in-depth look at Estonian immigration to Alberta and an analysis of social developments decade by decade.

Ancestral homestead of Erdman family in Paide, Estonia, 1860\'s. Photo taken in the 1920s. Oxen were often used for plowing fields and for clearing land. This picture was taken on Saaremaa in 1895


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