Bank cashier, donor.
August Haglund became established in 1862 and opened his own trade shop in the Lodénian house at the Main square.
When Uplandsbanken (the Upland bank) was founded, he became its first bookkeeper and was then a bank treasurer until his retirement. Haglund wrote poems for family celebrations and was a musician in the Orchestra of the Sharpshooter Corps.
He is best known for his donation in 1901 of 50,000 SEK to a new bridge across Fyrisån (the Fyris creek) at Skolgatan. The bridge is also today called "Haglund's bridge" and in 1889 it replaced the former bridge built on the site.
The former bridge was moved north (to Odensgatan) and was named "Eddaspången" after the block Edda. The rafting on last 30th of April usually starts just north of Haglund's bridge.
Burial site: 0129-2151
Image description: August Haglund, Uppsala 1902. Photo: Alfred Dahlgren / UUB. [The image is cropped]
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