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Fredericksburg’s 175th Anniversary: 4 Things to Check Out This Weekend

May 6, 2021 | By Amanda Ogle

Fredericksburg has a long history of attracting enterprising people looking for land and new opportunities. During the 1840s, thousands of Germans immigrated to Texas and, under an effort led by the Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas, the town was founded on May 8, 1846, by Baron Otfried Hans von Meusebach.

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