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The Klobase Festival of Deming, New Mexico

The history of the Czech and eastern European community of Deming began in the 1920s with the arrival of many immigrants from south Texas, who were for the most part poor cotton farmers of Czech ancestry looking for better farming lands. Most immigrants brought a strong sense of Czech community and culture, and for a time, Deming was considered a trilingual community of English, Spanish and Czech speakers.

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