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Ziki,
Thank you for the wonderful websites. It was also great to read about the Czech people in Nebraska. It adds to our information that Willa Cather relates to us
in My Antonia. Though, I did figure that the Bohemias were Czech because I worked with
a wonderful nun, wh was Czech and a great librarian. She was from Nebraska. Also my husband is Slovak. Their immgration experiences were different from the Bohemians.
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ziki wrote:
picture.wow

http://www3.nationalgeographic.com/places/photos/photo_nebraska_nebraska.html


Ziki, what a gorgeous picture! There's a hint of that tall red grass that Cather describes that I've tried very hard to visualize.
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Austro-Hungrian Empire



johanna49 wrote: Also my husband is Slovak. Their immgration experiences were different from the Bohemians.




Hmmm, interesting, how come? Is it because Bohemia was under the rule of the Habsburgs while Slovakia was a part of Hungarian part? Gosh, my knowledge of history is not that good.

This is a start:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austria-Hungary

OK, so they were both parts of the Austro-Hungrian Empire.

There is one map (ca 2/3 scroll down) showing the new states after WWI and we can see the division between Bohemia and Slovakia there, where Bohemia was more a part of Austria while Slovakia had connection with Hungary.

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One wonders how the flat, 'grass country' could look beautiful but it seems each landscape has some features that can be breathtaking.

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ziki wrote:
One wonders how the flat, 'grass country' could look beautiful but it seems each landscape has some features that can be breathtaking.

ziki




It's in the eyes of the beholder. Cather can make mud beautiful by her way with words.
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ziki wrote:
Czechs in Nebraska

www.galenfrysinger.com/nebraska.htm



href="http://memory.loc.gov/learn/collections/settlement/history4.html";>http://memory.loc.gov/learn/collections/settlement/history4.html

http://www.wyomingtalesandtrails.com/soddies.html

Here's two links I really found interesting to look at...

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Cows on the roofs were apparently in vogue :smileywink:

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As I have written before, my husband is Slovak. His family's immigrant experience was
different from Antonia because my husband's family both mother and father came to the
United States and settled in an ndustrial city in the East.
When my mother-in-law was alive she made wonderful kochales that is also mentioned in
the last part of the book. Kochales is a delicious sweet yeast dough that is heavenly.
With this dough my mother-in-law made even more delicious nut rolls. I made kolaches once. With my mother-in-law helping me over the phone.
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Re: Miscellaneous - Article on Willa Cather

Article in The Guardian about Willa Cather and her literature:

http://books.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,,1967652,00.html?gusrc=rss&;feed=10
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Thanks, Leo! This is a really interesting article.



CallMeLeo wrote:
Article in The Guardian about Willa Cather and her literature:

http://books.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,,1967652,00.html?gusrc=rss&;feed=10


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