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Hans Peter Nielsen Gammel, comp., The Laws of Texas 1822-1897 (Austin: The Gammel Book Company, 1898), vol. 6, p. 1290, vol. 7, pp. 1044, 1402; Colorado Citizen, March 16, 1871, February 15, 1872, February 22, 1872, February 27, 1873. The organizers of the German Casino were Sophus Johann Theodor Harde, George Witting, Robert P. Tendick, Charles Schmidt, Theodore Oswald, Simon Thulemeyer, and William Beethe; those of the German Germania were Harde, Witting, Johann Zwiegel, Helmuth Kulow, and Friedrich Gustav Schultz. The earliest known appearance by a dramatic company at the Casino Hall featured an actor named Vining Bowers on March 1, 1872.