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 Did you know the Texas town just bombed was the Czech Heritage Capital of Texas? It’s sad it takes a tragedy to learn something we’d want to know.

Town hit by explosion known for its Czech heritage (via Lubbock Avalanche-Journal)

WEST — Before an earth-shaking explosion at a fertilizer plant shattered the town, this community of 2,800 people outside Waco was known as the “Czech Heritage Capital of Texas.” A band of accordion players would often regale nursing home residents with polka-heavy favorites. A Czech dance was…

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