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.