Austin, Texas (Postcard History Series)

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As the capital of Texas, Austin has a long and colorful history. The first residents were nomadic Native Americans who camped here as long ago as 9000 BC because of the area's beauty, the clear Colorado River, and the wildlife. These are the very same things that attract people to Austin today. Originally called Waterloo, Austin has grown from a tiny town on the edge of the western frontier in 1839 into the capital city it is today. The University of Texas lent prestige, the state government erected buildings, ...
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Overview


As the capital of Texas, Austin has a long and colorful history. The first residents were nomadic Native Americans who camped here as long ago as 9000 BC because of the area's beauty, the clear Colorado River, and the wildlife. These are the very same things that attract people to Austin today. Originally called Waterloo, Austin has grown from a tiny town on the edge of the western frontier in 1839 into the capital city it is today. The University of Texas lent prestige, the state government erected buildings, the railroads came to town, and Congress Avenue--the "main street" of Texas--filled with thriving businesses.
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Avid Texas postcard collector Don Martin edited this impressive visual assemblage of Austin people, buildings, and activities. This 128-page paperback enables residents and tourists to travel back through time to view the development of the Lone Star State capital and home of the University of Texas.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738570679
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 3/23/2009
  • Series: Postcard History Series
  • Pages: 127
  • Sales rank: 975,178
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Author Don Martin, an avid postcard collector, selected cards that depict Austin buildings and life from the 1890s to 1950. He has a driving curiosity that has led to a variety of historical collections, including Republic of Texas memorabilia, Texas maps prior to Texas statehood, and of course Austin postcards.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Congress Avenue and Downtown 9

2 Downtown Churches 35

3 State Capitol and State Offices 41

4 Around Town 63

5 The University of Texas 83

6 The Colorado River 99

7 Motels and Hotels 115

Bibliography 127

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2015

    Cypher, I love you, too. I'm sorry if I scared you. If you ever

    Cypher, I love you, too. I'm sorry if I scared you. If you ever do get the chance, please email me {socialserialkilla at gmail}. I want to keep in touch, long after RP is finished. Please.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2015

    Max, please. I love you. So much. I can't describe it, honestly.

    Max, please. I love you. So much. I can't describe it, honestly. I can't lose you, I just cant. You're the only person that I have opened up to. You're the only person that has actually taken any interest in how I actually am. I can't lose you. Please. You mean so much to me. Honestly, even before we were dating, you were the only reason that I stayed here. Please, Max.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2015

    Are you serious? Max, I'm not going to pretend to know what you'

    Are you serious? Max, I'm not going to pretend to know what you're going through but, don't leave me. Please. I know barely know my father. I just came back and I'm sorry for not being here. You WILL be missed. I know you will be. And so do you. And you never replaced Sun, Max. If anything, she replaced you. I was afraid of coming back to something like this. I can't deal with the thought of you leaving me wanting to die. Please, don't do this. I feel powerless that I can't do more than say this but, I love you. Please, don't do this to me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2015

    Cypher moved his hands up to her butt, leaning back slightly. ((

    Cypher moved his hands up to her butt, leaning back slightly. ((I've only got like 30 minutes maybe. If I don't see you then, I love you! DX))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2015

    Cypher backed up, sitting down on the edge of the bed. He slid h

    Cypher backed up, sitting down on the edge of the bed. He slid his hands down from her waist to the back of her legs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2015

    Cypher smirked, sliding his hand down from her neck and around h

    Cypher smirked, sliding his hand down from her neck and around her waist again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2015

    Cypher smiled at her before he leaned closer to her, slowly pres

    Cypher smiled at her before he leaned closer to her, slowly pressing his lips to hers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2015

    ''The usual. 'Homework'. You?''

    ''The usual. 'Homework'. You?''

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2015

    Cypher laughed lightly. ''Hey.''

    Cypher laughed lightly. ''Hey.''

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2015

    Cypher brought one hand up, caressing her neck, leaving the othe

    Cypher brought one hand up, caressing her neck, leaving the other one wrapped tightly around her waist.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2015

    ''It means that we should make right now last.'' He smirked, wra

    ''It means that we should make right now last.'' He smirked, wrapping his arms around her waist.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2015

    Cypher chuckled. ''Sounds nice. Anyway, I might be on one more t

    Cypher chuckled. ''Sounds nice. Anyway, I might be on one more time this week. I'll be on next weekend, though. But, you know what that means?''

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2015

    ''What do you want me to do with Ryan?''

    ''What do you want me to do with Ryan?''

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2015

    ''Bye, Max...''

    ''Bye, Max...''

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2015

    Cypher laughed. ''Eh. I'm probably not going to be doing anythin

    Cypher laughed. ''Eh. I'm probably not going to be doing anything today. By the way, when are you leaving?''

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2015

    Cypher smiled. ''Good.''

    Cypher smiled. ''Good.''

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2015

    ''I'm gonna go eat lunch. I'll be back in a few.'' he walked out

    ''I'm gonna go eat lunch. I'll be back in a few.'' he walked out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2015

    ''I don't have any medals to hand out. Are you sure you're okay?

    ''I don't have any medals to hand out. Are you sure you're okay?''

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2015

    Cypher nodded. ''Alright.''

    Cypher nodded. ''Alright.''

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2015

    ''That's not what I meant. When we talk to him, what do you want

    ''That's not what I meant. When we talk to him, what do you want me to do then? Is there anything that you don't want me to do?''

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