Indelible Austin 3

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Indelible Austin: Volume 3

“Often folks ask me if I miss anything about Old Austin,
I say yes, but so much about our city is the same.
Especially the people. Austinites, at least the ones who
engage in the social scene, are open, smart, kind, fun,
and fit, the last quality from the inside out. People come
here to join that culture, not to alter it. They do alter it,
however, and our language, landscape, buildings, food,
movies, music, etc. are permanently evolving.”
-Taken from Michael Barnes’ columns
in the Austin American-Statesman

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About the Author

Michael Barnes was born in Texas and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He writes about Austin’s people, places, culture and history for the Austin American-Statesman.

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About Indelible Austin: Selected Histories

Indelible Austin: Selected Histories collects several dozen historical columns written by Michael Barnes and originally published by the Austin American-Statesman. The notion of publishing a book grew out of frequent reader requests for a collected version of these stories which have not been covered in standard histories of Austin. The columns connect Old Austin with New Austin and almost always bring the historical record into the present. Themes include the natural settings, built environments, older neighborhoods, ancestral families, park gems, the meeting of politics, cultures and charity, as well as interpretations of how Old and New Austin relate. Stories from African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans and the LGBT community are all featured.

Among those who have shared their endorsements of these writings are State Sen. Kirk Watson, Austin Mayor Steve Adler, former Mayor Gus Garcia, Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Ben Sargent and prominent preservationists and historians such as Wayne Bell, Kim McKnight, Bob Ward and Lisa Byrd. We recently established a website,

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“The key to Austin’s present and future is in its past— and Michael Barnes uses it skillfully to open the city’s many doors.” — Arnold Garcia, Veteran newspaperman and media advisor

“The preservation of Austin history, especially the history of East Austin, has been made complete by the incredible historical writings of Michael” — Gerry Tucker, Vice-President, Austin Community College

“No one knows the people and history of ATX better than Michael Barnes and no publication captures the special relationship between Old Austin and the New Austin that we all love than Indelible Austin! Bring on Volume 3!” — Olga Campos, Charity leader and former TV news anchor

“Fortunate indeed are the historians 50 to 100 years form now who find their way to the rich trove of Austin history reporting by the intrepid chronicler Michael Barnes.” — Jesse Sublett, Author and musician

“In a perfect world, every city and town would be lucky enough to have a Michael Barnes to preserve its history, the way he has done in his series of Indelible Austin books.” — Linda Ball and Forrest Preece, Austin flâneurs

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