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Častá

THE POSTCARD from the early 1920s depicts the small town of Častá in western Slovakia. The dusty and rough road, as in most small villages and towns of the time, leads to Bratislava, which is 35 kilometres from Častá.

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THE POSTCARD from the early 1920s depicts the small town of Častá in western Slovakia. The dusty and rough road, as in most small villages and towns of the time, leads to Bratislava, which is 35 kilometres from Častá.

Life in Častá was always closely connected with the nearby Červený Kameň Castle. Many citizens of Častá worked at the castle; others worked in vineyards or in the flourishing estate. Later, many jobs were created directly in Častá. In the 17th and the 18th century, landlords from the Pálffy family started various businesses and gradually established workshops to produce cloth, paper, and beer. As each lively and thriving town, it also had a prison and a pillory. We can see them on the left side of the picture on the postcard.


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