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Near Cadott in Chippewa County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Western Bohemian-Fraternal Association

Zapadni Ceska-Bratrska Jednota

 
 
Western Bohemian-Fraternal Association Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 17, 2011
1. Western Bohemian-Fraternal Association Marker
Inscription. The ZCBJ Lodge Hall which 45 charter members built in 1907 is a tangible symbol of the ethnic heritage – social, fraternal and philosophical ideals of the Czech immigrants settling 7 miles north of Cadott.

SOKOL, a gymnastic organization, performed at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair.

A unique, itinerant artist-painted curtain depicting Karlstein Castle near Prague highlights the stage added in 1922 to serve the active drama-music group.

The "HALL" lovingly maintained continues to be a bonding social center for the loyal descendants preserving their heritage in America.

The Chippewa County Historical Society

 
Erected by Chippewa County Historical Society. (Marker Number 32.)
 
Location. 45° 2.314′ N, 91° 8.788′ W. Marker is near Cadott, Wisconsin, in Chippewa County. Marker is at the intersection of 135th Avenue and Wisconsin Highway 27 on 135th Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 26054 135th Avenue / Bohemian Hall Road, Cadott WI 54727, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bohemian National Cemetery (approx. half a mile away);
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By Keith L, September 17, 2011
2. Western Bohemian-Fraternal Association Marker
Z.C.B.J. Lodge 141 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1907
The Cobban Bridge (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Precambrian Rocks (approx. 5.9 miles away); The Yellowstone Trail (approx. 5.9 miles away); Introduction to the Geology of the Cadott Region (approx. 5.9 miles away); Cadotte Trading Post Site (approx. 5.9 miles away); Cadott Hub and Spoke Factory (approx. 5.9 miles away); Old Abe the War Eagle (approx. 6.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cadott.
 
Also see . . .
1. ZCBJ - WFLA Lodge. (Submitted on September 24, 2011.)
2. Bohemian Hall History. "[It] is a fraternal association organized in 1897 with its national headquarters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. From its beginning, the organization was important to its members, offering life insurance and also a support system for Czech immigrants and those of Czech descent." (Submitted on September 24, 2011.) 

3. Western Fraternal Life Association. "Western Fraternal Life Association was established in 1897 as a Czech fraternal benefit society, providing its members burial insurance, social and ethnic activities, and
Bohemian Hall and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 17, 2011
3. Bohemian Hall and Marker
a means of preserving Czech heritage." (Submitted on September 24, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
Bohemian Hall and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 17, 2011
4. Bohemian Hall and Marker
Bohemian Hall image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 17, 2011
5. Bohemian Hall
State and National Register of Historic Places #92000812
Certification Date June 25, 1992
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 810 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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