Texas: Natural Beauty
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During World War II, a German POW is taken to Marfa, Texas where he will stay until the war is over. At first he is confused by the wide open plains, distant mountains, and tumbleweeds of West Texas, but it doesn’t take him long to appreciate the air, the climate, the colors, and the delicious food of this part of the world. In time he decides to honor his temporary home by painting some murals depicting the Latino-American culture of the area — murals that can be seen in Marfa to this day.
Note: Though this is historical fiction and the characters have been developed to accommodate a story, their attributes and development may be useful as reference points and inspirations.