Foreword
Romanian society is trying to reach a balance. In recent years we all have passed through a period of great change. The globalization process implies a lot of advantages, but it can lead to the loss of identity.
In Alba county, Teiuş town has had an important economic role since early times, becoming known at first as a market town, then as a railway junction, thus favouring the access to education, culture, commerce and medical care.
We have a duty towards the inhabitants of our town, especially towards the young ones: to reveal historical and cultural aspects of the past, so that they can get knowledge of their identity. Thus, those who will skim through this book will discover that Teiuş is not a remote place, it is a town with people who have participated in the important events of their time and have preserved genuine traditions.
This research work has been created in a spirit of respect for the cultural values of the inhabitants, regardless of their ethnic or religious affiliation, and historical issues have been presented by the author in an objective manner.
This book has needed a sustained effort, in order to both collect and select the most representative documents from all the researched materials.
We appreciate Mr. Cristian Florin Bota's initiative of restoring to the inhabitants of Teiuş documents of their past, and we thank all those who helped him with his endeavour, so that we all may find ourselves in this album. We find here familiar faces belonging not only to our grandparents, parents, or friends, but also images of the world they have lived in. Teiuş is the place where worthy people were born, and they have been appreciated here or elsewhere in the world and have honoured our town.
From the pages of this research work it results that the inhabitants of Teiuş have always possessed, besides their economic achievements, more refinement as a distinctive note, if compared to the neighbouring places.
Favoured by the geographical position, the inhabitants of Teius enjoy an opening towards Europe, confirmed by the joint actions with its twinned towns: Arnemuiden in Holland, Chaponost in France and Saint-Vith in Belgium.
This book has the quality of acting as a cultural ambassador for Teiuş because it presents historical events and images that reflect our existence. Those who read through the book will be able to get a more comprehensive image of Teiuş.
We encourage such initiatives which may help to promote a favourable image of our inhabitants and of our town. By knowing and acknowledging the past, we grant our town the prerequisites of an economic and cultural development at least as important as its history.



The Mayor of Teiuş Town,
Dorin Iacob MATEICA