By the late 1850s there were an estimated 10,000 Czechs living in the United States. Chicago, tied to the West by rail and more readily accessible to the immigrants, became the most populous Czech settlement. By 1870, other cities with Czech concentrations included St. Louis, Cleveland, New York, and Milwaukee.


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CGSI Digital Library, Audio

A Look at Early Cicero and Berwyn, Illinois, Sue Svec and Norma Zbasnik

Naše rodina (2001 September)

Bohemian Jews - Chicago and Kolin, By Rabbi Mark S. Shapiro

Naše rodina (1995 December)

Czechs In The American Civil War, Paul Makousky

Naše rodina (2013 Sept)

Chicago’s Worst Tragedy Occurred in the Chicago River, Alberta Adamson


Czechs in Chicago

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Naše rodina (1995 December)

Catastrophe on the Chicago River, Josef Mach, Sr.



Slovaks in Chicago

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Naše rodina (1995 December)

The Slovaks of Chicago, Dr. Peter P. Hletko