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The following stories about a Bohemian boyhood (1851-1867) have been provided by Bill Skocpol, a loyal supporter of Très Bohemes. They were written by Frank J. Sadilek of Wilber, Nebraska, Bill’s great-great-grandfather, as reminiscences about his boyhood in Ledeč nad Sázavou, Central Bohemia. The post is separated into Bill’s notes with updated facts, maps, and...
Czech queen of the steering wheel
Today we meet a Czech woman named Eliška Junková (aka Elizabetta or Elizabeth Junek), a pioneer in the history of motor racing. Known as the “Queen of the Steering Wheel,” Junková competed during the 1920s against Europe’s top drivers, and in 1927 became the first woman ever to win a Grand Prix race. She was...
Trams on Wenceslas Square
Today we are taking a trip through history and looking at trams on Wenceslas Square. Why a trip through history? Because these days, you only see two trams at the square, and they act as a café, mainly for the tourists. The two historic Křižík trams serving as a cafe have been located roughly in...
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