Czechs in the City: The Czech-American Experience in Cleveland

DTJ Taborville (A little History) | April 29, 2009

DTJ Taborville is a community in Auburn Township. DTJ stands for “Delnicke Telocvicne Jednoty ”. In English that means “Workers’ Gymnastic Union” The DTJ organization decided to open a summer camp to lure and keep younger members. Joseph Martinek was the member who came up with this idea. Two 50 acre farms were bought to construct the camp on. The DTJ members worked on the camp on the weekends, until it opened in 1925. Eventually, the members of the DTJ origination decided to live there all year round instead of just in the summer. Originally only DTJ members were allowed to own land in Taborville. However, that eventually changed and the community is now filled with many different ethnicities.

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  1. We would like to get some info from you to post in the Czech section of ClevelandPeople.Com. Please write back to discuss
    Thanks

    Comment by Dan Hanson — September 2, 2009 @ 2:53 pm

  2. please let me know of up coming events thank you

    Comment by Norman E Cerha — April 7, 2012 @ 9:34 am


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