Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi

by Scott Williams
     
 

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Latin for "Body of Christ," Corpus Christi is a popular vacation destination, military town, and thriving seaport. Legend has it that Spanish explorer Alonso Álvarez de Pineda discovered and named Corpus Christi Bay in 1519. Henry L. Kinney, a trader who arrived in the area around 1838, is credited with starting the trading post that eventually grew into one

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Latin for "Body of Christ," Corpus Christi is a popular vacation destination, military town, and thriving seaport. Legend has it that Spanish explorer Alonso Álvarez de Pineda discovered and named Corpus Christi Bay in 1519. Henry L. Kinney, a trader who arrived in the area around 1838, is credited with starting the trading post that eventually grew into one of Texas's largest cities and became home to one of the nation's busiest ports. This "Sparkling City by the Sea" balances growth and industry with an appreciation for the air, water, and wildlife that attract both sportsmen and environmentalists. Corpus Christi is a bilingual, bicultural community that embraces both its Mexican and American roots.

Editorial Reviews

To create this moving tribute to his hometown, Scott Williams handpicked the 200 most significant images from the Corpus Christi Public Library's collection of more than 11,000 historical photos. The resulting book captures the continuing evolution of this busy Gulf Coast seaport. A memorable addition to the Images of America series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439620625
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
04/06/2009
Series:
Images of America Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
57 MB
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Meet the Author

Scott Williams, who graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor's degree in journalism, is a full-time freelance writer who has spent the past two decades reporting and writing for newspapers, magazines, Web sites, trade journals, and book publishers. He is coauthor of The Insiders Guide to Corpus Christi and Haunted Texas and has handpicked around 200 stunning images to celebrate his hometown. The photographs for this book came from the Corpus Christi Public Library's archives of more than 11,000 historical photographs.

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