Monthly Archives: March 2007

New Braunfels native lost on Arctic expedition

By Myra Lee Adams Goff It’s been four years since Jennifer Niven wrote the book “Ada Blackjack” in which she told a 1921 tale of an ill-fated Arcticexpedition to Wrangel Island by four men and an Inuit Eskimo woman (Blackjack). One … Continue reading

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Hoffmann’s verse reveals skepticism for emigration plan

By Myra Lee Adams Goff Possibly you, as I, have never heard of August Heinrich Hoffmann (von Fallersleben) (1798-1874). A renowned German poet, Hoffmann had a philosophy of freedom that was one of the strong factors leading to emigration to Texas … Continue reading

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