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Houston was founded on August 30, 1836, after Texas became independent from Mexico, by brothers Augustus C. and John K. Allen and named in honor of General Sam Houston, who had just defeated the Mexican Army at San Jacinto. The coming of the railroad boosted the economy, but it was the 1901 discovery of oil at nearby Spindletop that made Houstons fortune. NASA's Mission Control Center opened a few miles from Houston in 1963, and six years later the city's name became the first word ever spoken by a human being on the surface of the moon. Houston Then and Now matches historic images of the early city with modern photographs that show the city as it is today—the fourth largest city in the US with a mass of high-rises, malls, and parks.

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Celebrating beloved cities from around the world, this book from the Then and Now series offers a unique combination of historic interest and contemporary beauty. Then and Now Houston features over 100 fascinating archival photographs contrasted with specially commissioned, full-color images of the same scene today. Each work is a visual lesson in the historic changes of this great urban landscape.

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William Dylan Powell is a Houston-based writer. A regular contributor to the Houston Chronicle, he is a member of the Houston Writers League, the Houston Press club, and the Houston chapter of the Association for Authors and Publishers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592231379
Author:
Powell, William Dylan
Publisher:
Thunder Bay Press
Author:
Powell, William Dylan
Location:
San Diego, Calif.
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
United States - South - Texas
Subject:
History - United States/State & Local
Subject:
Houston (tex.)
Subject:
Houston
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Houston (Tex.) History.
Subject:
Americana-Texas
Subject:
Travel-US Southern States
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Then & Now Thunder Bay
Series Volume:
2001-N-5
Publication Date:
20030926
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
70 color photos, 70 b&w photos
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
10 x 11.25 in 35 oz

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Celebrating beloved cities from around the world, this book from the Then and Now series offers a unique combination of historic interest and contemporary beauty. Then and Now Houston features over 100 fascinating archival photographs contrasted with specially commissioned, full-color images of the same scene today. Each work is a visual lesson in the historic changes of this great urban landscape.
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