Libraries Round the World: Fritztown, Texas

The Texas Hill Country, about an hour north of San Antonio and west of Austin, brings you to some old German immigrant towns of the 1800s. Fritztown, officially named Fredericksburg, is one of the most popular, and they have a beautiful historic library!  On weekends crowds wander down Main Street, aka Hauptstrasse, in a historic district … More Libraries Round the World: Fritztown, Texas

Libraries Round the World: A German Town in Texas

Boerne, Texas, 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 hole,” … More Libraries Round the World: A German Town in Texas

Libraries Round the World: In the Cowboy Capital of the World

Yep, saddle up! This time we are riding over to Bandera, Texas, the Cowboy Capital of the World. And I’d add “Cowgirl” too for a good reason explained later! This historic town was a staging area for some of the last cattle drives in the late 1800s. Bandera is located about 50 miles northwest of San … More Libraries Round the World: In the Cowboy Capital of the World