Czech Village & New Bohemia: History in the Heartland

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Beginning in the 1870s, thousands of Bohemians flocked to Cedar Rapids in search of a better life. Czech immigrants courageously overcame the difficult conditions of the local packinghouse and the challenge of creating a new home. They maintained a strong cultural identity with Czech music, literature and an undying dedication to family. In the wake of a devastating flood in 2008, the people of Czech Village and New Bohemia re-imagined traditional principles to forge a remarkable resurgence toward a promising future. Author Dave Rasdal travels from the Charles Bridge to the Bridge of Lions in a celebration of Czech heritage and history in Cedar Rapids.
ISBN: 9781467117616
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Iowa
Series: Brief History
Images: 80
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Dave Rasdal is a retired newspaperman. For over two decades, he worked as a columnist at the Cedar Rapids Gazette. He also maintained the blog “Ramblin' with Rasdal.” In 2011, the newspaper published Ramblin': Reflections of Hidden Iowa. Rasdal is a graduate of the University of South Dakota.
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