Timeline of Austin, Texas

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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Austin, Texas, USA.

19th century[edit]

1873 map of Austin
The Goddess of Liberty on the Texas State Capitol Grounds prior to installation on top of the capitol rotunda.

20th century[edit]


Austin Dam failure
The Main Building of the University of Texas at Austin


The Armadillo World Headquarters
The Pennybacker Bridge

21st century[edit]

The Frost Bank Tower

See also[edit]


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  3. ^ a b Davies Project. "American Libraries before 1876". Princeton University. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  4. ^ J. DeCordova (1856). Texas Immigrant and Traveller's Guide Book. Austin: DeCordova and Frazier. 
  5. ^ a b c Larry Jay Gage (1960). "The City of Austin on the Eve of the Civil War". Southwestern Historical Quarterly 63. JSTOR 30240883. 
  6. ^ a b c "US Newspaper Directory". Chronicling America. Washington DC: Library of Congress. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  7. ^ Philip A. Metzger (1986). "A Circulating Library in the Southwest: J. S. Penn in Austin, Texas". Journal of Library History 21. JSTOR 25541689. 
  8. ^ A.T. Jackson (1954). "Austin's Streetcar Era". Southwestern Historical Quarterly 58. JSTOR 30237667. 
  9. ^ a b "Timeline". Women in Texas History. Austin: Ruthe Winegarten Memorial Foundation for Texas Women's History. Retrieved December 2014. 
  10. ^ "Austin, Texas". Encyclopedia of Southern Jewish Communities. Jackson, Mississippi: Goldring / Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
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  12. ^ Patterson's American Educational Directory 29. Chicago. 1932. 
  13. ^ Burnes St. Patrick Hollyman (1977). "First Picture Shows: Austin, Texas (1894 - 1913)". Journal of the University Film Association 29. JSTOR 20687375. 
  14. ^ a b c d e Kenneth B. Ragsdale (2004). "Barnstormers, Businessmen, and High Hopes for the Future: Austin, Texas, Enters the Modern Air Age". Southwestern Historical Quarterly 107. JSTOR 30239461. 
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  16. ^ a b "Movie Theaters in Austin, TX". CinemaTreasures.org. Los Angeles: Cinema Treasures LLC. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
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  18. ^ Andrew Smith, ed. (2013). Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2nd ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-973496-2. 
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  20. ^ Austin History Center. "Five Decades of Social Change: A Timeline". Desegregation in Austin. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  21. ^ a b "History". Austin, TX: Sustainable Food Center. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  22. ^ a b c d e Pluralism Project. "Austin, Texas". Directory of Religious Centers. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  23. ^ "Texas Food Banks". Food Bank Locator. Chicago: Feeding America. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  24. ^ Austin Public Library. "Timeline of AHC History". City of Austin. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
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  31. ^ "Shooter targets federal courthouse, APD"

Further reading[edit]

Published in the 19th century[edit]

Published in the 20th century[edit]

  • Pearl Cashell Jackson (1915), Austin yesterday and today, Austin, Texs: E.L. Steck, OCLC 18393216 
  • Stuart MacCorkle, Austin's Three Forms of Government (San Antonio: Naylor, 1973).
  • Austin Human Relations Commission, Housing Patterns Study: Segregation and Discrimination in Austin, Texas (Austin, 1979).
  • Paul D. Lack, "Slavery and Vigilantism in Austin, Texas, 1840–1860," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 85 (July 1981).
  • David C. Humphrey, Austin: An Illustrated History (Northridge, California: Windsor, 1985).
  • Anthony M. Orum, Power, Money and the People: The Making of Modern Austin (Austin: Texas Monthly Press, 1987).
  • David C. Humphrey, "A 'Muddy and Conflicting' View: The Civil War as Seen from Austin, Texas," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 94 (January 1991).

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Coordinates: 30°15′N 97°45′W / 30.25°N 97.75°W / 30.25; -97.75