By Dave Rasdal,Mark Stoffer Hunter

starting within the 1870s, hundreds of thousands of Bohemians flocked to Cedar Rapids looking for a greater existence. Czech immigrants courageously overcame the tough stipulations of the neighborhood packinghouse and the problem of making a brand new domestic. They maintained a powerful cultural id with Czech track, literature and an timeless commitment to family members. within the wake of a devastating flood in 2008, the folks of Czech Village and New Bohemia re-imagined conventional rules to forge a amazing resurgence towards a promising destiny. writer Dave Rasdal travels from the Charles Bridge to the Bridge of Lions in a party of Czech history and historical past in Cedar Rapids.

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