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120th Anniversary of Triglav Tower to Be Marked

120th Anniversary of Triglav Tower to Be Marked | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

Saturday, 8. August     | About Slovenia Times The teamA series of events will be held on Friday to mark the 120th anniversary of the setting up of the Aljaž Tower, a storm shelter and a triangulation point standing on the summit of Mount Triglav, Slovenia's highest mountain.

Along with Triglav, the sheet steel storm shelter is a landmark of Slovenia and a symbol of Slovenehood. It was designed and erected by priest Jakob Aljaž (1845-1927), a trailblazer in the Julian Alps who purchases the piece of land right at the top of Triglav.

The tower and its immediate surroundings were proclaimed a site of national cultural importance in 1999, presenting a symbol of national pride along with the country's highest peak.

Knapco's insight:

http://www.gorenjci.si/osebe/alja%C5%BE-jakob/467/

Jakob Aljaž (1845-1927) was born in Zavrh pod Šmarno goro (house name Bačnik). His father was a guardian of the church Šmarna Gora. Jakob attended school in Smlednik and from 1855 a high school in Ljubljana. He studied philosophy in Vienna, where he was a member of the Academic Society and Slavic Choir Association and a member of a secret Slovenian literary society around Stritar. Because of his father death and homesickness, he moved to Ljubljana and began studying theology. In the theological seminary he organized a choir.

In 1871 he became a priest and his first job was in Tržič. From Dobrava near Kropa he was moved to Dovje in 1889, where he remained a priest for 37 years.

 

His initiative for the construction of Slovenian mountain huts in the Triglav was first realized, when he set the Aljaz Tower on the top of Triglav (2,864 meters). He bought the land from the Dovje municipality for 1 goldinar and gave it to the Slovene mountaineering society. On 7 August 1895 at this point a metal tower was erected from 6 metal pieces (brought by man on the top) that were for free made by his friend Anton Belec. Inside he installed three chairs, visitor's book, coffee pot and a picture M. Pernhart Triglavska panorama. He also made Staničeva cottage, Triglav home on Kredarica, and home in Vrata (today Aljažev home). He marked a number of mountain trails.

 

His main message to Slovenian, Austrian and Italian society of WW1 times was: "Hatred does not bear fruit, in friendship life is beautiful."

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Slovenian Genealogical Index of family and first names

Slovenian Genealogical Index of family and first names | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

Slovenian Genealogical Society has prepared a database of family names, first names, dates and places of birth, which can be used at genealogist's research to find out if their names of interest are already documented in one of the genealogies that are contributed to the collection of Slovenian Genealogical Society. You are invited to add your own genealogy data to the existing collection (contact administrator).

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