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Like much of the United States, Texas has a large popular whose ancestors originated in Germany. But Texas takes it a step further.

In the 1840s a massive immigration of Germans arrived when the Adelsverein (The Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas) organized at Biebrich on the Rhine near Mainz. It assisted thousands in coming to Central Texas and establishing such settlements as New Braunfels and Fredericksburg. So many arrived that Texas practically became an outpost of Germany.

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"#54: How Texas Almost Became German" History on the Net
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