Sarlóspuszta

THE HISTORY OF SARLÓSPUSZTA

As it is told by the Pustan Rascals (Betyár)...

"Francisco Rákóczi II., a reigning prince (chief) of the early 18th century, during one of the sieges of Kurutz freedom fights set up his camp in the place of present Sarlóspuszta in 1710. It was here that he met a beautiful woman, Sára Sarló, whom he fell in love with for the first glance.

The Transylvanian nobleman had this mansion built as a lovenest for the nice woman and named it after her as the Pusta of SarlóSára (today Sarlóspuszta). During the years of his exile in Turkey Sarlóspuszta became the most important refuge of hiding freedom fighters and also of pustan rascals from the neighbourhood, who, not just found a plate of hot meal there, but hide and protection, as well.

As it is explained by historians...

Tatárszentgyörgy is the Southernmost settlement of Comitat Pest. Its most ancient archeological remains date back to the Bronze Age. The settlement at its present name occur first in 1507 in records. The village had been abandoned during the fifteen-year-war. The resettlement and repopulation of it took place gradually until the end of the 18th century.

NATURAL TREASURES OF SARLÓSPUSZTA

Sarlóspuszta lies in the territory between the Danube and the Theiss, in the Great Plain region. Administratively it belongs to Pest County, and it's under the competence of Kiskunság National Park because of its unique climate, hydrography, flora and fauna.

A few words about the National Park

It was founded as the second after Hungary's largest Hortobágy National Park in 1975. The population, the county and the City of Kecskemét have given all the support since the beginning so that this national park, scattered by several smaller scale agricultural activities, be able to give the necessary protection to its values. While in other places the protection of nature meant limits and prohibitions only, here it had been considered a common issue, a matter of being proud. Beyond the protection of natural values - the traditional pustan animal breeding and the protection of small farms (so-called 'tanya'-s), scientific research and education, giving information, tourism and support of traditional equestrian sports have been given an important role.
The uniqueness of the park is that it hasn't been a single one but consists of several separated, scattered units, various distances from each other, a typical so-called 'mosaic'-park. These parts of land once formed a joint natural unit then the spreading of agriculture cut them from each other. However its flora and fauna still show the relation between these territories. The island-like treasures couldn't have been protected without cooperation.

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