In the early 1900s, Western Europe was sinking into one of the worst depressions in its history. As economic times grew more and more difficult, thousands of Europeans found themselves without work, unable to feed or clothe their families. In the midst of this despair, many of them began to dream about the "new world" - the Americas - the land of abundance. A land rich in resources where a person could carve out a good life. Many of them left Europe in search of their dreams.
Immigrants from Germany and Italy settled in a little known region in Southern Brazil. This was an area with vast grasslands, rich fertile soil and a very mild climate. The land provided excellent grazing conditions for their livestock and yielded abundant quantities of fresh fruits and vegetables.