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Symposium Topic: German Immisgration Into the Hill Country
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 • Posted May 13, 2009

This Sunday afternoon, May 17, at 2 p.m., plan to attend the annual historical symposiumsponsored by the Mason County Historical Commission. The subject of this year’s symposium is “German Immigration into the Texas Hill Country”. We are pleased tohave as our speakers this year Paul Burrier, from Leakey, and Billy Mohr, from Menard.

Mr. Burrier’s presentation is entitled “The Nueces Massacre/Battle: Myths & Facts.” “The Adelsverein and John O. Muesebach” will be the subject of Mr. Mohr’s presentation. Pat Parsons returns as moderator for the event; she will lead the discussion aftereach presentation and will entertain questions from the audience.

Both speakers are natives of this area and both credit their interest in local history totheir ancestry in the Texas Hill Country. Mr. Mohr currently ranches in Menard County and is the librarian at the Menard Public Library. Mr. Burrier’s current projects are twomanuscripts on the Texas Hill Country during the Civil War.

The symposium will be held at the Mason High School Auditorium, 1105 W. College, at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 17, 2009. There is no admission fee. Popular authors will be presenting and autographing their books. Door prizes will be awarded. For further information, contact Jan Appleby, Chairman, Mason County Historical Commission, or Jane Hoerster, Mason County Historical Commission, POB 524, Mason, TX, 76856; phone 325-347-5446; e-mail Details may also be found at the Mason County Historical Commission web-site,

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