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Vintage photos of:
My dad Alois, (back row R) with his Sokol basketball teammates, 1923-1924. East St, Louis Czech Hall. The Sokol movement (from the Slavic word for falcon) is a youth sport movement and gymnastics organization first founded in Prague, Czechoslovakia. American Sokol is alive and well in the U.S. View full size.