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My Favorite Texas Trip: On a Fayette County Prairie, a Saint for These Times

May 26, 2020 | By Clayton Maxwell

In Dubina, the first Czech settlement in Texas, a simple white wooden church stands alone amid the Blackland Prairie and backroads of Fayette County.

Bohemian Rhapsody

May 11, 2017 | By MIchael Corcoran

Who needs to get on an airplane to dance with a foreign culture? Between Houston and Austin, a 90-minute drive from each, is Fayette County, “the cradle of Czech immigration.” In the 19th century, Czech immigrants settled in pockets around Texas—just follow the kolaches—but the concentration of new arrivals in Fayette County created a rich Czech tradition that persists today in the region’s music, food, and culture.

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