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post #16 of (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Whiteshepherds View Post
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Basically, that is it! Not very likely to run into ranchers who raise large flocks of sheep, and who are of German nationality here in North America, so it does seem redundant, but in Germany, around the time of WWI, there were probably a lot of people making their living as shepherds. So a distinction needed to be made. (or so, I assume ).

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