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Ravenna, Nebraska

Ravenna, Nebraska

"Jak se mas, Joe?" (How are you, Joe?) "Dobre, Barta, jak ti?" (Fine, Barta, how are you?)

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"Vie gehts, Emil?" (How goes it, Emil?) "Gahnst gut!" (It goes good!)

Now and then you can still hear Czech spoken on the streets of Ravenna, however, from its beginning through the 1930s, Czech and German were commonly heard, and businessmen greeted customers in their native tongue. Businesses were generally owned by Czechs and English-speaking Americans from eastern states. Farmers were German, Czech, English, Irish, Scotch, Scandinavian, or of other European backgrounds.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Ravenna, NE

19TH ANNUAL TRAIN SHOW

ADMISSION: $3.00 CHILDREN UNDER 12 $1.00 (under 5 with paid adult free) TRAIN LAYOUTS AND DISPLAYS, VENDOR TABLES SELL...

Allen's Opera House

The opera house was built by Charles Allen in 1906. The concrete block used in its construction was manufactured by local bus...