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Old photos of Jaunjelgava (Friedrichstadt)
Coat of arms of Jaunjelgava

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History of city Jaunjelgava (Friedrichstadt) region Vidzeme in photos

A small historical reference

In the XIII century on the site of modern Jaunjelgava castle was destroyed by the Crusaders. Subsequently, there was formed a settlement, known as Serena Neyshtedthen (it. Neustadtchen, «The new town"), then Ney Mita (germ. Neu-Mitau, "New Mitau"). In 1590 it was officially recognized by the Duke of Courland Friedrich. In 1621 Jaunjelgava was destroyed during the Polish-Swedish war, but was rebuilt. In 1647, by decree of the widow of Friedrich Magdalena received the status of the city called Husum. He survived several floods, fires, and in 1831 and 1848 - a cholera epidemic. From 1795 to 1924 was the county town. In 1812, Napoleon's troops took the city. In 1861 it was opened Rigaud Dvina railway linking Riga and Dvinsk (Daugavpils), in connection with which the waterway on the River Daugava has lost its meaning.

Jaunjelgava. City Hall
City Hall
Jaunjelgava. City Hall
City Hall
Jaunjelgava. Collage
Collage
Jaunjelgava. Lutheran Church
Lutheran Church
Jaunjelgava. Lutheran Church
Lutheran Church
Jaunjelgava. Panorama of city, 1925
Panorama of city, 1925
Jaunjelgava. Photo of woman
Photo of woman
Jaunjelgava. The Jewish cemetery
The Jewish cemetery
Jaunjelgava. Panorama of city
Panorama of city
Jaunjelgava. Panorama of city
Panorama of city
Jaunjelgava. Panorama of city
Panorama of city
Jaunjelgava. Panorama of city
Panorama of city
Jaunjelgava. Panorama of city
Panorama of city
Jaunjelgava. Panorama of city
Panorama of city
Jaunjelgava. Panorama of city
Panorama of city
Jaunjelgava. Panorama of city
Panorama of city
Jaunjelgava. Panorama of city, 1930
Panorama of city, 1930
Jaunjelgava. The ferry across the river Daugava, 1933
The ferry across the river Daugava, 1933
Jaunjelgava. After the second world war
After the second world war
Jaunjelgava. Pier on the River Daugava
Pier on the River Daugava
Jaunjelgava. City Hall
City Hall
Jaunjelgava. Technical college, 1914
Technical college, 1914
Jaunjelgava. View from Daugava river
View from Daugava river

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