Road Map of Austin, Texas
Austin, in south-central Texas on the banks of the Colorado River (there are two in the U. S.), is the capital of Texas. In 1838 Mirabeau B. Lamar, while camping along the banks of the Colorado River, fell in love with the beauty of the area. When Lamar became president of the Republic the following year, he sent Edwin Waller to build a new capital on the banks of the river. It was named for Stephen F. Austin, the father of the Republic. The city is home to the main campus of The University of T...
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