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5. What region is considered the German belt in Texas? A. east of Dallas B. north of Houston C. south of San Antonio D. west of Galveston 6. What economic event in the United States caused many Americans to immigrate to Texas in the late 1830s? A. a famine B. a recession C. a depression D. a stock market crash
Henri Castro Henri Castro was the leader of a successful group of immigrants from France. In 1842 Castro agreed to form a colony near the Medina River in southwestern Texas. He recruited most of his colonist from Alsace. These people spoke a form of German and considered them german.
Castro’s Settlers Arrive In 1844, is when he led his first group of settlers to his colony. They built a town called Castroville. The colonist suffered from Indian raids, disease, and drought. Three years later he settles over 2000 people. He also settles Quihi, Vandenburg, and D’Hanis.
A Failed Utopia In 1855 French immigrants tried to establish a colony near present-day Dallas. They called La Reunion. The colony started to flourish quick but it soon failed. Poor soil and farming techniques led to failure.