Houston has grown quite a bit since the Allen Brothers landed on the banks of the Buffalo Bayou, and every bit of that expansion required streets. Just how did those highways and byways get their intriguing names? Now Marks Hinton has expanded and updated his popular Historic Houston Streets (previous edition published by Archival Press of Texas, ISBN 0-97406-039-9) to include all Houston's surrounding counties. Learn who made the area great, who had a sense of history and who had a sense of humor. Interesting stories about the people who walked these paths before us emerge from the names they gave our roads. Historic Houston Streets is a definitive tale about Houston's people, politics and power, courage and sacrifice, heroes and scoundrels, humor and tragedy, myths and legends. And all this intriguing history is woven into the tangled web of streets we drive on every day. Next time you go for a ride in Houston, you'll know just who was who and what was what where you are.
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About the Author
Avid historian MARKS HINTON says, "I undoubtedly know more about this area's streets than anyone on the planet with the possible exception of Jerry Wood (former Deputy Assistant Director of Planning & Development for twenty-five years) and John Raia (who had the same job for fifty-five years)." Known in the media by the nickname "Street Whisperer," Marks is the first person called or emailed by citizens, librarians and media who want to know about the history of local streets. Marks and Historic Houston Streets have been featured in numerous articles.