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Austin Then and Now (Then & Now)

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Twenty-first century Austin has a reputation as a quirky, hip, culturally-diverse town thats home to the world-famous South-by-Southwest music festival and the University of Texas Longhorns. Its come a long way since Spanish explorers arrived circa 1709. Austin Then and Now rounds up all of the hot spots in a unique photographic history of Texas capital city.

• When Mirabeau Lamar succeeded Sam Houston as the President of the Republic of Texas, he moved the capital from Houston to Austin. The State Capitol that was eventually built in 1888 remains the largest statehouse in the U.S.

• Students will get a kick out of the side-by-side then-and-now photos of the University of Texas Tower and Main building — what was once a humble single building on 40 acres is now one of the largest public universities in the United States.

• Austins Driskill Hotel, one of the finest Victorian hotels in the west, has long been a destination for famous Texans. Former President Lyndon B. Johnson took Lady Bird to the Driskill on their first date!

• Austins most famous landmarks are featured, including the O. Henry House, the French Legation, the Governors Mansion, and other locations beloved by Texans.

Synopsis:

- Twenty-first century Austin has a reputation as a quirky, hip, culturally-diverse town that's home to the world-famous South by Southwest music festival and the University of Texas Longhorns.- When Mirabeau B. Lamar succeeded Sam Houston as the President of the Republic of Texas, he moved the capital from Houston to Austin. The State Capitol that was eventually built in 1888 remains the largest statehouse in the U.S.- Photos feature Austin's most famous landmarks, including the O. Henry House, the French Legation, the Governor's Mansion, and other locations beloved by Texans.

About the Author

William Dylan Powell is a full-time freelance writer based in Texas. Powell writes for a number of major publications, corporations and advertising agencies in the Southwest. He is a member of the Austin-based Writers League of Texas, and the Texas State Historical Association. He is the author of Houston Then and Now (Thunder Bay 2003).

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592236589
Publisher:
Thunder Bay Press
Subject:
History
Author:
Powell, William Dylan
Subject:
United States - South - West South Central (General)
Subject:
Historic buildings
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States / South / West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX)
Subject:
Austin (tex.)
Subject:
Austin (Tex.) Buildings, structures, etc.
Subject:
United States - South - Texas
Subject:
Americana-Texas
Subject:
Travel-US Southern States
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Then & Now Thunder Bay
Publication Date:
20061129
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
10 x 11.25 in 35 oz

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Americana » Oversized Books
History and Social Science » World History » General
Travel » General
Travel » North America » United States » General
Travel » North America » United States » Southern States
Travel » North America » United States » Southwestern States

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"Synopsis" by , - Twenty-first century Austin has a reputation as a quirky, hip, culturally-diverse town that's home to the world-famous South by Southwest music festival and the University of Texas Longhorns.- When Mirabeau B. Lamar succeeded Sam Houston as the President of the Republic of Texas, he moved the capital from Houston to Austin. The State Capitol that was eventually built in 1888 remains the largest statehouse in the U.S.- Photos feature Austin's most famous landmarks, including the O. Henry House, the French Legation, the Governor's Mansion, and other locations beloved by Texans.
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