New Book Examines History of Austin

Local author releases new book featuring stunning collection of vintage images
 
 
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Nov. 5, 2012 - PRLog -- New to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is Lost Austin by local author John H. Slate. This pictorial history boasts more than 200 vintage images and provides readers with a unique opportunity to reconnect with the history that shaped their community.

Known to some as “Capitol City,” “River City,” and “Groover’s Paradise,” Austin is a diverse mix of university professors, students, politicians, musicians, state employees, artists, and both blue-collar and white-collar workers. The city is also home to the main campus of the University of Texas and several other universities. As Austin has grown to become more cosmopolitan, remnants of its small-town heritage have faded away.

Austin’s uniqueness both past and present is reflected in its food, architecture, historic places, music and businesses. Many of these beloved institutions have moved on into history. While some are far removed in the mists of time, others are more recent and generate fond memories of good times and vivid experiences.

Images of America: Lost Austin explores, through the collections of the Austin History Center and others, where Austinites once shopped, ate, drank and played.

Highlights of Lost Austin include:
•   Landmarks, Neighborhoods, and Homes
•   Austin Institutions
•   Food, Drink, and Fun
•   Businesses
•   Endangered Austin

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online.

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States.  Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places.  Have we done a book on your town? Visit arcadiapublishing.com.
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