A History Lover's Guide to Austin

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Witness the rise of a metropolis from the tiny frontier outpost of Waterloo into a world leader in culture and technology. Discover the lost treasure of Shoal Creek in Pease Park or just a sense of inner peace amid the koi ponds and waterfalls of the Zilker Botanical Garden. Like the bats of Congress Avenue, navigate Austin neighborhoods by sound, taking cues from Stevie Ray Vaughan’s beloved guitar and Angelina Eberly’s city-saving cannon. Award-winning tour guide Jason Weems charts a course through Austin’s heritage, treading the back streets stalked by a serial killer and the stately halls of the Texas State History Museum.
ISBN: 9781467145473
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Texas
Series: History & Guide
Images: 71
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Jason Weems is the “Face of Austin,” according to the local visitor and convention bureau. Longtime Austinite, passionate tour guide and ambassador of the Lonestar Capital, to his thousands of guests Jason Weems is renowned for breathing life, levity and accessibility into the stories of this unique community. An award-winning singer songwriter, voiceover actor, podcaster and event/festival producer, Weems has honed his skills as a storyteller over a lifetime of live performance and through years of providing immersive guided tours. For more information about the author, please visit www.jasonweems.com.
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