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We have now completed all the installments of our exclusive English translation of the article titled “Frank Dudek”, as found in the 1908 edition of the Czech-American annual journal, Amerikán Národní Kalendář!

This is an amazing article, which provides us with an incredibly detailed story of what it was like for Czechs, and other early immigrant settlers in America, if they took part in the great Land Rush at the opening of the Oklahoma Territory as it was taken from the Native Americans who had lived there.

Amerikán Národní Kalendář

Volume: XXXI, Year: 1908, Pages 272-275

Translated by Dr. Mila Saskova-Pierce and Layne Pierce

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“Frank Dudek”

Below you will find this entire story in pdf for you!  This article was originally published only in Czech in Volume 31 of Amerikán Národní Kalendář and we are proud to bring you the only English translation on the ‘net.

One of the interesting aspects of this story is the trouble many of the Czech settlers found themselves in as they raced for land in Oklahoma.  It is also interesting to note this story is about the Dudek family, of which one of its members, Monsignor Dudek, went on to write extensively about the Czech language in America.  You can read the articles we have written and provided by Monsignor Dudek here at Onward To Our Past® by clicking on the below links:

Background on John Bohumil Dudek

Rediscovering John Bohumil Dudek and his work

The Bohemian Language in America by J. B. Dudek online

The Americanization of Czech Given Names by J. B. Dudek online

Next we offer the full pdf of the story of the Dudek family as they first came to settle in Oklahoma, after some time in various Midwestern locations such as Iowa and Wilber, Nebraska.

Just allow your cursor to float over the first page of the pdf below and a footer bar will appear.  This footer bar will provide you with the necessary navigation tools to read the full article right here in one location!

If you love Czech genealogy and history we encourage you to continue to follow the posts right here at the Onward To Our Past® website.  No one else is providing the number and variety of original translations from Amerikán Národní Kalendář, which Onward To Our Past® is providing — and providing for FREE!

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