Llano County pioneer Gustave Schleicher was a member of the Bettina Colony, established by the Adelsverein in 1847 along with Castell and several other small burgs on the Llano River. With the exception of Castell, none of these early settlements made up chiefly of highly educated German freethinkers, survived. Painting in Llano County Museum, Llano, Texas, gift of Sam Schleicher.
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