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Libuse in Rapides Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Libuse Czech Colony

 
 
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November 25, 2017
1. Libuse Czech Colony Marker
Inscription.  
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.
 
Erected by Louisiana Czech Heritage Association, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 31° 21.122′ N, 92° 20.036′ W. Marker is in Libuse, Louisiana, in Rapides Parish. Marker is on Industrial/Ceter Road, 0.3 miles south of State Highway 28, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Libuse LA 71348, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Louisiana National Guard Korean War Memorial (approx. 4.3 miles away); M1987A 75mm Field Gun "French 75" (approx. 4.3 miles away); M1897A4 Field Gun (approx. 4.3 miles away); M3 37mm Anti-Tank Gun (approx. 4.3 miles away); Camp Beauregard - 761st Tank Battalion (approx. 4.3 miles away); M5 3" Anti-Tank Gun (approx. 4.3 miles away); UH-1 Iroquois "Huey" Helicopter (approx. 4.3 miles away); 88th Engineer Heavy Ponton Battalion (approx. 4.3 miles away).
 
Libuse Czech Colony Marker image. Click for full size.
November 25, 2017
2. Libuse Czech Colony Marker
Libuse Czech Colony Marker image. Click for full size.
November 25, 2017
3. Libuse Czech Colony Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 3, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 379 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 3, 2017.

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