Ohio to the Missouri: Case 6

By the time of the Civil War the vast Ohio vineyards, in turn, fail as vines are attacked by uncontrollable plant diseases. 

The Missouri Valley just westward of St. Louis becomes dominant with German immigrants leading the way.

Friedrich M√ľnsch publishes in German and, as impassioned as immigrants before him, he sings a hymn to his new country (see last paragraph).

George Husmann of Hermann, Missouri authors two important volumes, but he has his eye on California. 

The first American book on purely wine making appears (Reemelin).

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