Slovak Pioneers in the Prairie lands (Eastern Arkansas, USA)

In the last decade of the nineteenth century, struggling Slovak coal-miners and farmers of the north-eastern USA (e.g. Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois) pay heed to the advertisements in Slovak promoted by the National Slovak Society which was presenting agricultural settlements in Arkansas. The so-called `colonization companies` of the time were buying land in the remote rural…

Mailboxes of America

Americans like to attach a symbol to things that in some other parts of the world are not even considered a part of a person or a house`s identity. There is much talk about the flag but true stars are mailboxes as well. The fact that a significant part of America`s population lives in individual houses…