My Prodrobny Autoatlas shows Harvelka with the road marked with red "xes"
with the explanation of the "xes" as "Closed to motor traffic" When I
was in Oravska Lesna last May, we came across horse-drawn wagons so I
would guess that this is the mode of transpaortaation to Harvelka. It
looks like it is in Moravia. I have no listing for Stara and Nova
On Sat, 8 Dec 2007 11:06:35 -0800 (PST) helene cincebeaux
Helping someone with roots in Harvelka - Kubik and
Bresciak surnames - found it on the map in
Kysuce/Orava - boy is it remote - it appears to be
near a dam or a lake at the right end with Nova
Bystrica on the left end - no roads are between them
Were villages flooded here? the Lake is called a vodna
It appears that the only road to Harvelka goes in from
Orava Lesna but after a few km the road is x ed out in
red - which i think means closed road. I have driven
on a few of these and so would like to know what the x
's in the Slovak atlas really mean.
Harvelka is right at the corner of the atlas page and
not really clear about how to get there. Doesn't
appear to be a road from Stara and Nova Bystrica
either tho I do have a Kubik listing for that - could
they have closed Harvelka and moved people to the
Tho the tiny bit of road showing has Harvelka at the
end and a symbol for a church or chapel - so i think
it still exists.
Just went on the internet and found this -
stretnutí rodákov zo zaplavených obcí Rieènica a
Harvelka which leads me to believe that there was a
gathering of families from the "drowned" villages of
Riecnia and Harvelka.
in Slovak I read that some 1300 people were relocated
all over Slovakia and into Moravia - one man was 102
years old. Tho in this account they mention many
vilalges but not Harvelka.
Can anyone tell me if Harvelka still exists as it
shows on the atlas or if it is under the water of that
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