TITLE

DECEMBER 2, 1832

AUTHOR(S)
Stone, Ron
PUB. DATE
January 1984
SOURCE
Book of Texas Days;1984, p202
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book
ABSTRACT
This is part of The Book of Texas Days, 1984, which chronicles important events and personalities in Texas history. The first permanent Polish colony in the U.S. was established in Texas. On December 3, 1854, about a hundred families from Upper Silesia arrived at Galveston on the Weser out of Bremen. They carried all their worldly possessions, or pushed them in carts, or coaxed teams to pull wagons piled high with all manner of things. They could not speak English. For twenty days they walked until they came to the junction of the San Antonio and Cibolo rivers, where they founded a community they named for the Virgin Mary. At Panna Maria on Christmas Eve, 1854, they gathered for mass under a huge tree.
ACCESSION #
21474888

 

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