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German Emigrants Settle In Mason County, Texas

Artist Song Buy
The Clash  Hate & War  buy on itunes
The Kinks  I'm A Lover Not A Fighter  buy on itunes
Johnny Cash w/Merle Haggard  I'm Leaving Now  buy on itunes
Yo La Tengo  Living In The Country  buy on itunes
The Children's Hour  The Kindness Of Strangers  buy on itunes
Pitchfork  Burn Pigs Burn  buy on itunes
The Deadly Snakes  Burn Down The Valley  buy on itunes
The Toadies  What We Have We Steal  buy on itunes
Baboon  012 Seconds  buy on itunes
Centro-matic  The Massacre Went Well  buy on itunes
Jay Farrar  Dead Promises  buy on itunes
Guided By Voices  Now To War  buy on itunes
the pAper chAse  So, How Goes The Good Fight  buy on itunes
Refused  I'll Choose My Side  buy on itunes
Bablicon  Animals  buy on itunes
The Avalanches  Frontier Psychiatrist  buy on itunes
Calla  Pete The Killer  buy on itunes
Boards Of Canada  Pete Standing Alone  buy on itunes
Pixies  There Goes My Gun  buy on itunes
Queens Of The Stone Age  Hangin' Tree  buy on itunes
Joan Of Arc  Me And America (or) The United Colors Of Gap  buy on itunes
The Kinks  Strangers  buy on itunes

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Act I (1-5) - Germans, tired of fighting wars in Germany, head for a new land. They make homes in Mason County, Texas in the middle of the 19th Century. They are filled with hope for the future, and happy to leave violence behind them.

Act II (6-10) - After establishing homes, building barns, and starting businesses, the emigrants encounter Comanche who are making a last desperate attempt to reclaim their land. The Comanche, one of the most violent tribes of the area, burn houses, barns, and public buildings. They steal horses and kidnap children. The troops at Fort Mason do their best to protect the townspeople, but they are outnumbered and often taken by surprise.

Act III (11-15) - German emigrants, already frustrated by violence, are disturbed when Civil War breaks out in the United States. Germans side with the North, while Americans side with the South. Due to the war, troops abandon Fort Mason. Comanches and Apaches take advantage of the situation, and Anglos try to protect themselves. Mistrust develops between the American citizens and the German emigrants.

Act IV (16-20) - The Mason County War, or, The Hoodoo War turns Mason County citizens against one another. A group of citizens begins to steal horses from other citizens. The crime is first pinned on the Indians, and later, on the Germans. All hell breaks lose in Mason County. Vigilantes take control of the town and the county. The Hoodoo war lasted for the better part of a decade.

Act V (21-22) - Conclusion

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geekrocker
Date: 8/8/2003
you are a genius.
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watchingyoucry
Date: 8/8/2003
this mix is well done, it captures mason well. have you ever been there?
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fleamarketsock
Date: 8/8/2003
i'm from mason, this is realistically done. have you ever been there?

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