Austin [NOOK Book]

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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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Austin

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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: 9781439623305
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 9/18/2012
  • Series: Postcard History
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,337,254
  • File size: 46 MB
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Meet the Author


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 July 14, 2014

    Jinx

    Res 6

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2014

    ... Gibson

    Hey Austin Gibson am i related to you my last name is Gibson too

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2014

    Austin gibson

    What up ppl

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2014

    Hunter

    Walks in

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2013

    Hook em horns

    I live in Austin and i love it. Its pretty. And we have an AWESOME college!! Peace!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2013

    Austin

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2013

    Rm

    Hey ^_^ omg i miss chatting with u ;(

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2013

    Gabriel

    Yes do tell us

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    Posted June 8, 2013

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  • Posted March 26, 2009

    Delightful book regarding Austin's history.

    A fast read and a delightful book about Austin's history during the early 1900's. Lots of interesting vignettes about Austin people and places, with some surprizing twists and information. I enjoyed it very much and highly recommend it to others.

    Ray Henry, Austin

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