Chapter Three: 1862: Hermann

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Hermann was founded in 1837 and took advantage of its riverfront location and regular train service that arrived in the 1850s to become a bustling community. It was built by European immigrants primarily from Germany. These settlers brought with them a new crop – grapes – that soon began to cover the hillsides along the river. They brought with them a strong opposition to slavery. 

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The below image illustrates the different towns featured in Growing Up with the River.  Follow along as we embark on this storytelling journey, every Wednesday through September 30th!

Photo courtesy of the Missouri Historical Society and the Missouri History Museum.