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American Turners Image Collection

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The American Turners is a national German-American organization founded in 1850 by German immigrants.

The American Turners advocated a liberal political philosophy, protected the political rights of

German-Americans, and promoted the preservation of German culture. Strong believers in physical fitness,

the American Turners lobbied to have physical education made a part of the educational curriculum in public


Last updated by lcalvert on 09/02/2009