Slovak emigrants identified themselves in the new country primarily through faith. It was the Slovak and Ruthenian churches that were the meeting place and the formation of a community that helped maintain Slovak and Ruthenian consciousness.
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For further using cite:
Javor, M., Michalko, M. Slovak and Ruthenian Churches in North America from 1870 to 1955 [map]. 2021. “Interactive Map: 2021”. https://map.nmaps.pl/geosupport.TxI6sj/churches(generated Feb 20, 2021)
Gradually, Slovak and Ruthenian churches were established in most Slovak and Ruthenian communities, mostly in Slovak and Ruthenian associations. An interactive map of Slovak and Ruthenian churches maps Slovak and Ruthenian churches in North America from the 1980s to 1955. Each church shows the year of foundation, the founders and the name of the first priest.
Since we could not find the year of foundation for some churches, due to the display on the map, we gave these churches the fictitious year of founding the temple in 1955, the same as the source of data from which we drew.