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FREDERICKSBURG MAKES 'GREAT PLACES YOU'VE (MAYBE) NEVER HEARD OF' LIST 
National magazine honors Fredericksburg for its commitment to local foods and historic preservation 

TOPEKA, Kan. (Jan. 4, 2011) — Fredericksburg, Texas, earned a spot on Mother Earth News’ fifth annual “Great Places You’ve (Maybe) Never Heard Of” list. Mother Earth News, the leading magazine dedicated to sustainable living, features six communities in its February-March issue, on sale Jan. 25.

Located between Austin and San Antonio, this town of 8,911 considers itself the culinary center of Texas Hill Country, and boasts a thriving organic farming community complete with vegetables, fruits, wines and more.

Fredericksburg also proudly preserves its German heritage and architecture, while embracing renewable energy options throughout the community.

“Fredericksburg maintains its historic German identity while taking advantage of its great location to provide an incredible array of organic foods,” says Alison Rogers, assistant editor for the magazine. “Mother Earth News focuses on cool things you can do to live wisely and create community, and we think our readers will identify with a place like Fredericksburg.”

The annual Great Places list serves as a fun way to recognize cities and towns that demonstrate positive civic energy, invest in the local economy and develop meaningful initiatives for the environment.

Other cities making this year’s list are Huntsville, Ala.; Elgin, Ill.; Louisville, Ky.; Carrboro, N.C.; and Floyd, Va.

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