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  • Huta Samokleska was once a small self-sufficent Lemko village in the Carpathian Mountains of southeastern Poland that no longer exists today. The village was founded in the second half of the 1700's and was home to a mostly Lemko population for almost 200 years until the Communist government destroyed it in 1946 as part of their forced deportation of Lemkos to Ukraine. Huta, as it was sometimes referred to in the records and still is today by former residents and their descendants, was located in a deep mountain forest in the Lemkovyna region of Poland approximately ten miles from Poland's border in the Carpathians-- with Slovakia to the south.

    Today the area of the village and a vast region of the surrounding mountain forest are included in Margurski National Park, one of Poland's largest national parks. The park was established in 1995 to preserve and protect the original natural beauty and wild life of these mountain areas where our ancestors once lived. Just two or three miles to the north and west of the former village location, outside the national park and in the broad valley adjacent to the base of the mountains, lie numerous other former Lemko villages that have survived time and Lemko deportations. Included among them are the other cluster villages described in this website: Folusz, Wola Cieklinska, Klopotnica and Pielgrzymka.

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