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"Austin, or Austin City, the capital of Texas and of Travis co, is on the left bank of the Colorado River, and on the Austin Branch of the Houston & Texas Central Rail mad, and the Brazos Branch of the International & Great Northern Railroad, 164 miles W. by N. from Houston, and about 75 miles N.N.E. of San Antonio. Lat. 30° 16' N.; lon. 97°42'W, Austin contains the capitol or state-house, the governor's mansion, ll churches, 6 banks, the Texas Military Institute, a Catholic academy, state asylums for the insane, blind, deaf, and dumb, and a land-office. Two daily and 3 weekly newspapers are published here. A dam 1200 feet long, to cost $1,400,000, is in course of construction (1892), to furnish power for manufacturing purposes. Pop in 1870, 4428; in 1880, 10,960; in 1890, 14,476."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • 1888 - April 21 – The Texas State Capitol building, completed at a cost of 3 million dollars, opens to the public in Austin.
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    April 21, 1888
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  • News  1897 - GREAT BLOW AT AUSTIN.
    Part of the University Buildings Unroofed and Other Damage.

    Austin, Tex., March 28. - The northern portion of the city was struck by a small sized ... Read MORE...

  • 1901 - July 24 - O. Henry is released from prison in Austin, Texas after serving three years for embezzlement from a bank.
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  • 1916
    Austin, or Austin City, the capital of Texas and of Travis co., is on the left bank of the Colorado River (at the head of navigation) and on the... Read MORE...

  • News  1922 - May 4 - Austin, TX, was hit twice by tornadoes which struck within thirty minutes of each other. Twelve persons were killed in the tornadoes.
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    May 4, 1922
  • 1925 - October 30 - KUT-AM in Austin TX begins radio transmissions
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