Operation Lederhosen

The Pape-Dawson Cultural Resources Team is teaming with a local landowner in New Braunfels to preserve German American history on a local historic farm and ranch. The team is employing a myriad of methods, including oral histories, LiDAR, and remote sensing, to prepare a preservation plan to document vernacular architecture and rural life in in central Texas during the 1800 and 1900s.

Archaeologists, architectural historians, and historians are working together to document a fachwerk home (a classic timber-frame style of architecture of German settlers) and numerous family cemeteries located on the property adjoining the Guadalupe River. This study has helped identify grave markers, including one previously undocumented African-American cemetery.

Operation Lederhosen - Interior
Operation Lederhosen - Outside

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