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Scenes & Stories of Karlovy Vary

Back in the old days when Karlovy Vary was originally known as Carlsbad, it developed an historical impact on what would become the

American monetary system. It is located in a region known then and now as Bohemia. In our current political boundary systems it is in the western edge of the Czech Republic, near the German border. According to both Wikipedia and History World's websites* the name of our national unit of currency, the dollar, originated from a silver mining area there. "One of the most resonant names among modern currencies, that of the dollar, derives from a somewhat later coin - the large silver Joachimsthaler, widely known as the thaler, which is minted from 1517 in Bohemia and is named from the silver mines at Joachimsthal (Jáchymov in Czech)." If you go to Google Maps and enter "Jáchymov" you will see that it is about 20 km north and east from Karlovy Vary. In fact, it is in the Karlovy Vary Region of the Czech Republic. So, next time you look at one of our Greenbacks use it as a reminder of yet another Carlsbad Czech connection.

 

Gallery of Photos From Visits to Karlovy Vary:

  • 2009: Tom Hersant visits Karlovy Vary. 2009: Tom Hersant visits Karlovy Vary. Baden Baden Burgermeister at the Mill Colonnade.
  • 2009: Tom Hersant visits Karlovy Vary. 2009: Tom Hersant visits Karlovy Vary. Dr. Milada Sarova and Tom at the Mill Colonnade.
  • 2009: Tom Hersant visits Karlovy Vary. 2009: Tom Hersant visits Karlovy Vary. Festive Breakfast plates.
  • 2009: Tom Hersant visits Karlovy Vary. 2009: Tom Hersant visits Karlovy Vary. Festive Breakfast with the Lord Mayor.
  • 2009: Tom Hersant visits Karlovy Vary. 2009: Tom Hersant visits Karlovy Vary. Festive food cups on display.
  • 2009: Tom Hersant visits Karlovy Vary. 2009: Tom Hersant visits Karlovy Vary. Festive food cups.
  • 2009: Tom Hersant visits Karlovy Vary. 2009: Tom Hersant visits Karlovy Vary. Frau Bergermeister Hirth and Tom.
  • 2009: Tom Hersant visits Karlovy Vary. 2009: Tom Hersant visits Karlovy Vary. Pupp Hall.
  • 2009: Tom Hersant visits Karlovy Vary. 2009: Tom Hersant visits Karlovy Vary. Karlovy Vary river walk.
  • 2009: Tom Hersant visits Karlovy Vary. 2009: Tom Hersant visits Karlovy Vary. Becherovka Bottle Shop on Tepia River.
  • 2009: Tom Hersant visits Karlovy Vary. 2009: Tom Hersant visits Karlovy Vary. Tom at the Thermal.
  • 2009: Tom Hersant visits Karlovy Vary. 2009: Tom Hersant visits Karlovy Vary. Chateau Tower.
  • 2009: Tom Hersant visits Karlovy Vary. 2009: Tom Hersant visits Karlovy Vary. Colorful bldgs at the Market Colonnade.
  • 2009: Tom Hersant visits Karlovy Vary. 2009: Tom Hersant visits Karlovy Vary. Costumes at the Festive Breakfast.
  • 2009: Tom Hersant visits Karlovy Vary. 2009: Tom Hersant visits Karlovy Vary. Couple and Ferret and Tom.
  • 2009: Tom Hersant visits Karlovy Vary. 2009: Tom Hersant visits Karlovy Vary. Dancers at the Open Breakfast.
  • 2009: Tom Hersant visits Karlovy Vary. 2009: Tom Hersant visits Karlovy Vary. Delegation Dinner staff at the Thermal.
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