Kolho

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Kolho is a village in the city-municipality of Mänttä-Vilppula in Finland.

During the Finnish Civil War, in winter 1918, the Finnish air force used Kolho as a base. Kolho has influenced a number of Finnish artists ranging from Eero Järnefelt, Akseli Gallen-Kallela to Pentti Saarikoski and also was the site of the worst church boat accident in Finnish history. Kolho played a role in the rise of the Finnish paper industry together with the neighbouring Mänttä community. More recently Kolho is known for its natural environment and is a summer resort destination.[citation needed]

James Vehko (aka Jalmari Vehkomäki), the designer of the first Ford's metallic automobile chassis, was originally from Kolho.[citation needed]

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Kolho at Wikimedia Commons
  • Kolho (in Finnish)

Coordinates: 62°08′N 24°31′E / 62.133°N 24.517°E / 62.133; 24.517