Libraries Round the World: A German Town in Texas

Boerne (pronounced Bernie), about 30 miles north of San Antonio’s Alamo, was settled in 1849 by a group of intellectuals and free-thinking Germans immigrants. They spoke Latin together and supported abolition, an unpopular and dangerous opinion before the Civil War. Many Germans waited out the war in Mexico to avoid ending up in “dead man’s … More Libraries Round the World: A German Town in Texas