At the dawn if the 20th century, Norway was just another impoverished countries with dreams of oil and gas that would allow its economy to take off. What the nation did not know, however, is that the voyage of politician Peter Jebseng through Dale would spark an idea in the man’s mind,,, an idea exploring the inexhaustible source of energy that is the Bergsdal river’s water currents. Jebseng built his factory, within which machinery did its first few spins in August of 1879. What began as local farmers’ last resort before abandoning Europe to sail to the Americas in search of better living, became known as Norway’s biggest textile production community. The quality of Jebseng’s textile was such that his sweaters were used by the Norwegian teams for the 1956 Winter Olympics and the 1966 Cross Country World Championships. This earned the company an astounding international reputation that would prevail through two World wars, a depression, floods, fires and… pandemics. As the saying goes: if we fall, we rise, and that is exactly what Dale of Norway has done.