Kolin Czech Colony

Kolin Czech Colony (HM26OG)

Location: Pineville, LA 71360 Rapides Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 16.69', W 92° 18.917'

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In 1908, the Bohemian Colonization Club was begun by J. Rosicky, publisher & editor of the Hospodář, to establish family centered Czech colonies. In 1912, Wesly Wosterchil, Frank Zumpfe, and J. Sobotka located 21,000 acres of cut-over pineland. LA Investments and Securities Co. bought the tract and assisted in the development of the colony. In the spring in 1914 about 100 families from throughout the U.S. settled in LIBUSE & KOLIN. More came later. Drawn together by common bonds, the Czechs built schools, farmer's unions, halls, cemeteries and retained cultural values. The community center was located near this site.
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HM NumberHM26OG
Placed ByLouisiana Czech Heritage Association, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, April 9th, 2018 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 565177 N 3460632
Decimal Degrees31.27816667, -92.31528333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 16.69', W 92° 18.917'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 16' 41.4" N, 92° 18' 55.02" W
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Area Code(s)318
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5162-5170 LA-107, Pineville LA 71360, US
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