Germania, Liberty Bench
The town of Germania was founded in 1896 when irrigation arrived in this part of the Big Horn Basin. It was called Germania because of the German Lutheran farmers who settled there. During World War I, the name was perceived with prejudice by surrounding communities and the name was changed to Emblem.
Today, Emblem is more of a community than a town. Zion Lutheran Church which was founded in 1899 is still active there.
The following Volga German families are known to have settled in/around Emblem:
VOLGA GERMAN CONGREGATIONS
Zion Lutheran Church