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A young girl kidnapped by Indians and spirited away; a man shot, scalped, and left for dead but rescued when a friend dreams that he yet lives; a group of young boys frolicking in a creek who witness a brutal murder; all within the city of Austin! Not the modern city, but the frontier version, in which Anglo settlers and black slaves walked dusty streets sparsely lined by log cabins and Indian encampments popped up occasionally on the edge of town. The stories in Jeffrey Kerr’s The Republic of Austin not only bring to life those long-gone days but, through maps, photographs, and the paintings of artist Ray Spivey, tie them to the modern cityscape. Read this book to discover the vibrant past that pulsates yet among us.
Price if purchased at Waterloo Press Office (Includes Tax): $21.65
Price if purchased at Waterloo Press Site (Includes Tax plus Shipping fee): $24.30
Local pediatric neurologist and Austin historian Dr. Jeffrey Kerr – in the course of research on other books has uncovered and thoroughly researched some of the most dramatic and seminal “small” moments in the early history of Austin. Some twenty-four of these stories are being published this fall as The Republic of Austin, with original black and white drawings by Ray Spivey. The book will also contain maps so that anyone can visit the site and better understand what happened on that spot more than a century and a half ago. In the tradition of scholarly historical publications, the book is well and carefully footnoted and will contain a good index.
Cost of the book is $20.00 plus tax
There are discounts for multiple orders of 6 or more.