Speaking Texas German

  • Published on:  12/28/2017
  • German immigrants to Texas brought their language with them, and in some communities, the German Texan language is still spoken. Between 1865 and 1900, about 40,000 Germans arrived in the Lone Star State; the single largest European immigrant group at the time. One of the most significant imports they brought was their culture: an appreciation for classical music and opera; Brahms and the accordion; social traditions like singing societies and biergartens; the German language; a deep belief in the importance of public education and the trades; an abiding love for freedom and equality; and a social fabric that was more about community than the individual.

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