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Education
New Holland
Alanson Burson
Een kachel op de prairie
A. J. Elings
Rice Farming
Cow
Dairy Farm
Tulip Transplants
City Tree
Smith & Grigsby
Didja Knows
As I Remember
Early Day
Past Century
Diamond Jubilee
Centennial
Families

Nederland, Texas

Nederland Windmill MuseumIf one can envision a few tulip sprouts gasping for breath among a vast bed of Texas bluebonnets, then he or she can grasp the dilemma created by two opposing cultures when 1,000 Hollanders were abruptly wrenched from the snug comforts of their homeland and transplanted on a raw Texas prairie in 1898. While this might appear to be a crude and hypothetical comparison, it was indeed quite real for those newcomers who spoke no English and who questioned their ability to compete and survive in a strange land, climate, and environment where "furriners" were not always welcomed.  Continue reading article

Summary of articles about Nederland

bulletEducation: A History of Nederland Education and the Nederland Independent School District
bulletNew Holland: EEN STUK GESCHIEDENIS VAN NEW HOLLAND, TEXAS (in Dutch)
bulletAlanson Burson: Father of Nederland, Texas
bulletEen kachel op de prairie: Familie uit Hoogkarspel in 1897 aan de wieg van stadje Nederland in Texas
bulletA. J. Elings: Some Notes on the Adrian Johan Elings Family
bulletDutch Translation
bulletRice Farming: Rice Still Dominates Jefferson County Agriculture
bulletCow: Mud, cow led to sale of refinery acreage
bulletDairy Farm’s end stopped wonder bra for milk cows
bulletTulip Transplants to East Texas: The Dutch Migration to Nederland, Texas
bulletCity Tree: Hurricanes decimated Nederland ‘city tree’
bulletSmith & Grigsby's Bluff: Two German Immigrant Communities of Jefferson County, Texas, 1850-1880
bullet"Didja Knows" About Nederland, Texas
bulletAs I Remember: Nederland As I Remember It, 1935-1960.
bulletEarly Day: Addressing Members of Nederland Rotary Club.
bulletPast Century: Nederland during the past century.
bulletDiamond Jubilee: by Mrs. Marie Rienstra Fleming.
bulletCentennial: Reprinted from Beaumont ENTERPRISE, November 9, 1980, p. 11-B.
bulletFamilies Several Nederland families have published their memoirs here.

Historical Photo

Boston Avenue in 1903 The photo at the left was taken in 1903 and is looking East down Boston Avenue.  Click on the image to see the full size photograph.

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