Do you ever wonder why Missouri is so German? This month we are taking a look at what makes Missouri so German, then we share several ways to experience the German in Missouri and take a look at how German Missouri is compared to the rest of the U.S.!
“Beginning in the 1830s, thousands of German immigrants moved to Missouri in several large groups. They were inspired in part by a favorable report of the area by Gottfried Duden… Read more German Heritage Corridor →
Missouri is the state where “the Sun of Freedom shines” according to Friedrich Muench, co-founder of the Giessen Emigration Society in 1834. This land was uncharted, fertile, inexpensive and wide open. young attorney named Gottfried Duden from Remscheid Germany had taken notice of this newly formed State called Missouri just five years earlier.