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Birthplace of the SPJST

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La Grange, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 29° 54' 19.92881999988", -96° 52' 47.11006999992"
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     On December 28, 1896, twenty-five Czech-Texans gathered in the district courtroom of this courthouse to establish a new fraternal benefit insurance society, the Slovanska Podporujici Jednota Statu Texas, more commonly known a the SPJST. The SPJST held its first convention in the same room on June 20, 1897. I. J. Gallia served as the society's first president and J. R. Kubena was the first secretary. The SPJST officially began its business in Texas on July 1, 1897. SPJST headquarters now is located in Temple.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Birthplace of the SPJST Historical Marker Location Map, La Grange, Texas