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Books About Gillespie County Texas People and Places
What's Your Favorite Book about a Gillespie County Texas Person, Place or Event? Here are some of our favorites.

 

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John O. Meusebach: German Colonizer in Texas

Found Inside: "During the War years Meusebach lived in Gillespie County. Feeling the need of additional income for a growing family, he sold his Comanche Springs farm and established a mercantile business in Fredericksburg. The period of the Civil War was a time of emotional struggle for the Texas Germans living in the New Braunfels-Fredericksburg area. Many felt that loyalty to the Union precluded the right of the state to secede, and seriously questioned the institution of slavery. Prince Solms had said " . . . Read more Look inside

Death of a Texas Ranger: A True Story Of Murder And Vengeance On The Texas Frontier

Death of a Texas Ranger is the thrilling, action-packed story of the murder of Texas Ranger John Green by Cesario Menchaca, one of three Rangers of Mexican descent under Greenís command.

Found inside: "Johann Gruen, the boy who would become John Green, lost both his parents by the time he was twelve. After his father's death in December 1852, he lingered on the fringes of the crowd assembled at his family's Fredericksburg, Texas, farm as the auctioneer sold off the last of his father's his father's estate " . . . Read more Look inside

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