The Swiss culture is only a
small part of Texas history. Most of them left their homelands in the 19th century
because they wanted greater opportunities to be successful. Some came just for the
challenging adventure. The Swiss immigrants heard about America through newspapers,
letters, and immigrant organizations.
Click on the letter to read a
translation of a Swiss immigrant's letter to his homeland.
a pipe that belonged to a
a Caltsan barometer from Zurich,
used in predicting the weather