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Eventful Dates1804 - Mission Santa Ines is founded in the present day city of Solvang, and named after St. Agnes of Rome.
1911 - Solvang was founded by three Danish immigrants who purchased nearly 10,000 acres of prime land in the Santa Ynez Valley.
1912 - Construction of irrigation systems and farms began, crops planted.
1914 - Construction of Atterdag College.
1928 - The Lutheran church. It was the first building to incorporate traditional Danish architecture, and in the 1930s, residents started building their homes in the Danish medieval style.
1939, 1960, 1976 - Solvang visited by Danish royalty.
1947 - Solvang was made famous nationwide by being featured in a Saturday Evening Post article.
1951 - The Solvang Municipal Improvement District (SMID) was formed.
1961 - Solvang celebrated its Golden Jubilee.
1985 - Solvang incorporated as a general law city..
2011 - Solvang celebrated its Centennial.
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