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/ Artist’s rendering of John Peter Sjolander, “Sage of Cedar Bayou”
Artist’s rendering of John Peter Sjolander, “Sage of Cedar Bayou”
John Peter Sjolander, “Sage of Cedar Bayou,” arrived on Cedar Bayou in 1871. A native of Sweden, Sjolander faced religious persecution and poor prospects in his home country. He arrived in Galveston in 1871 and worked in the Cedar Bayou brickyards until he built a farm on Cedar Bayou below the mouth of Ferrand Gully in 1877.