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By Karen R. Thompson,Kathy R. Howell

while common Sam Houston's Texas military defeated Mexican normal Santa Anna on the conflict of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836, the Republic of Texas was once born. Austin, situated at the banks of the Colorado River, was once laid out because the capital urban in 1839, and has remained the capital due to the fact that statehood in 1846. Featured right here in over two hundred classic pictures is the historical past of this self reliant urban, and the folk who made it what it truly is this day. Land agent Stephen F. Austin introduced the 1st Anglo settlers to the Spanish territory in 1821 and guided them until eventually independence in 1836. noticeable listed below are the pictures that seize the spirit of these unique pioneers and their achievements, together with the French Legation, the development of the capitol, and the Texas governor's mansion, the oldest governor's place of dwelling west of the Mississippi. additionally pictured are the primary faces of Austin's lengthy historical past, together with Austin's first mayor, Edwin Waller, and previous governor Alan Shivers.

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