Lawman Ben Thompson Meets Lawyer William M. Walton

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

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Date(s) - 04/16/2016
12:30 pm

Austin History Center, Reception Room/Holt Gallery

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The Austin History Center and the Ben Thompson Preservation Foundation invite you to a special panel presentation about two noted nineteenth century Austinites, Ben Thompson and William M. “Buck” Walton. The panel will include Anne Beck, the great-granddaughter of Ben Thompson, Gena Richards, the great-granddaughter of William Walton, and Lisa Lach, of the Ben Thompson Preservation Foundation.
About the Book
The Adventures of Ben Thompson, written by Major Buck Walton, was originally published by Walton in 1884. This new edition, published in 2016 by the Foundation, is annotated by Lisa Lach and includes rare photographs and insight on Ben Thompson, Austin’s gambling gunfighter and city marshal. Also included are a foreword and afterword by the great-granddaughters of the author and subject of this book.
**Books will be available for purchase for $20**

The event is free and open to the public.  For more information, click here or call 512-974-7840.
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