Look to the future, remember the past

By Chuck Kajer

In case you haven’t noticed, New Prague is planning a celebration this weekend.

One hundred-fifty years ago, a small group of Czechs and one German homesteaded an area in the “Big Woods.” These settlers found a land rich in resources and opportunity. They endured hardships and losses. Other settlers followed, helping the young settlement grow into a village.

One can’t help but wonder what the original settlers would think if they could see what New Prague has become. Could they have envisioned a city of more than 6,000 people?

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