Near River Crossing Used by New Braunfels, First Settlers  

NEAR RIVER CROSSING USED BY NEW BRAUNFELS FIRST SETTLERS AT THE CROSSING OF THE SAN ANTONIO-NACOGDOCHES ROAD ON THE GUADALUPE RIVER (USED EARLIER BY SOME OF TEXAS MOST FAMOUS TRAIL-BLAZERS) ABOUT 200 GERMAN COLONISTS TOOK A JOURNEY THAT HAD BEGUN SIX MONTHS BEFORE IN EUROPE.  HERE ON GOOD FRIDAY, l845, THEY FOUNDED THE TOWN OF NEW BRAUNFELS, NAMED FOR THE ESTATE OF PRINCE SOLM-BRAUNFELS, THE COMMISSIONER-GENERAL OF THE GERMAN EMIGRATION SOCIETY.  PART OF A WAVE OF GERMAN COLONISTS: l844-l847, THIS SMALL GROUP AND OTHERS LIKE IT HAVE LEFT A DISTINCTIVE MARK ON THE HERITAGE AND CULTURE OF TEXAS. (1958)

 

 

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