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The first settlers that came here in the 11th or 12th centuries were the Romansh speaking people of Switzerland.

During the 14th century, German speaking settlers ousted the Romanian population.  During this time, Vorarlberg was ruled by the Habsburgs from their estates in the Tyrol and Fore Austria (Freiburg in Breisgau).  The village belonged to Bavaria from 1805 to 1814, after which it was returned to Austria.  Blons has belonged to the state of Vorarlberg since it was founded in the year 1861.  It was under French occupation from 1945 to 1955.  Between January 10th and 12th, 1954, there were 13 avalanches in Blons and fifty seven people lost their lives.

The village museum recounts the details of those devastating events.

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