On the hill Furča, which rises in the village Haniska located in the district of Prešov, one of the biggest collisions took place between rebellious farmers and soldiers. The uprising broke out on July 19, 1831. A wave of riots affected more than 150 East Slovak villages. The rebellion was led by mayors from some municipalities and several poor peasants. The uprising was eventually suppressed by the Hungarian army.
Today, the Memorial of the East Slovak Peasant Uprising stands on this memorial site. It was built in 1938. The work was created by sculptors J. Pospíšil and Č. Vořech.