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Lone Star & Eagle

The Humanities Texas exhibit Lone Star & Eagle, was an exploration of German immigration to Texas. Its name comes from the iconic images of Texas and German heraldry.

 
 

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Lone Star & Eagle

May 29, 2010 - September 29, 2010

The Humanities Texas exhibit Lone Star & Eagle, was an exploration of German immigration to Texas. Its name comes from the iconic images of Texas and German heraldry.
 
German Texans began to arrive in the 1840s. Their ventures into Texas were marred by financial mismanagement and disreputable businessmen. The Fischer-Miller land grant, which was where many Germans settled, was Comanche territory and nearly uninhabitable, however an unbroken treaty paved the way for establishing communities including Fredericksburg, New Braunfels and Sisterdale.
 
The exhibit included reproductions of archive photographs, newspaper headlines and paintings. The institute contributed archival images to the development of this project.

 

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