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In 1854, a freed slave named Adam Orgain settled in an area of Central Texas that would later become known as Hutto. Soon after, James Emory Hutto and his family followed, and the town was founded in 1876 when he donated land to the International-Great Northern Railroad. The growing town attracted many immigrants of Swedish, German, and Danish descent. Through the years, Hutto has been known for its agriculture, the railroad, and the diversity of its settlers and immigrants. Today the city is known for the old town area, the schools, the Hutto Co-op, the hippo, and the hospitable residents. Since 2000, Hutto has been recognized as the fastest growing city in Texas.
ISBN: 9780738578606
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Texas
Series: Images of America
Images: 216
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Mike Fowler collected more than 200 vintage photographs from local collections to tell Hutto's unique history. He is a 31-year resident of Hutto and has also written The Capitol Story: Statehouse in Texas and Hutto Lutheran Church: A Century of Community Faith. He has served for 25 years as a councilman and mayor of his beloved town. Mike is the past chair of the City of Hutto Historical Preservation Commission and currently chairs the Hutto Heritage Foundation. He is also a proud graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.
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