New Prague has come a long way

By Chuck Kajer

150 years is a long time, and a lot has happened in New Prague since a small group of European settlers came to this area in the mid-1800s.

Certainly, the handful of families who founded New Prague had no idea what the city would become. What they started was a place where they and area farmers could gather for worship, for trade and for socializing.

Transportation in the 1850s was by horse or by foot. There was no train yet, and certainly no cars, no paved roads and no interstate highways nearby.

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