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    • Austin: A History of the Capital City

    • Fred Rider Cotten Popular History
    • By: David C. Humphrey
    • Narrated by: Chris Hendrie
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Called by Sam Houston at its founding "the most unfortunate site upon Earth for the seat of government", the infant community struggled for three decades against political enemies and competing towns before winning recognition as the permanent capital. The founding of the University of Texas turned the seat of politics into the seat of education, but Austin's 19th-century dreams of becoming a river port and a factory town came to naught.

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