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The area's earliest known inhabitants lived during the late Pleistocene Ice Age and are linked to the Clovis culture around BC 11, years agobased on evidence found throughout the area and documented at the much-studied Gault Sitemidway between Georgetown and Fort Hood.
The Comanches and Lipan Apaches were also known to travel through the area.
Texas thus became an independent country with its own president, congress, and monetary system. After Vice President Mirabeau B. Lamar visited the area during a buffalo -hunting expedition between andhe proposed that the republic's capital, then in Houstonbe relocated to the area situated on the north bank of the Colorado River near the present-day Congress Avenue Bridge.
Inthe Texas Congress formed a commission to seek a site for a new capital to be named for Stephen F. Lamar, second president of the newly formed Republic of Texas, advised the commissioners to investigate the area named Waterloo, noting the area's hills, waterways, and pleasant surroundings.
The block grid plan was bisected by a broad north-south thoroughfare, Congress Avenue, running up from the river to Capital Square, where the new Texas State Capitol was to be constructed.
A temporary one-story capitol was erected on the corner of Colorado and 8th Streets. On August 1,the first auction of out of lots total was held.
Travis County was established inand the surrounding counties were mostly established within the next two decades. But Lamar's political enemy, Sam Houstonused two Mexican army incursions to San Antonio as an excuse to move the government. Sam Houston fought bitterly against Lamar's decision to establish the capital in such a remote wilderness.
The men and women who traveled mainly from Houston to conduct government business were intensely disappointed as well. Bythe population had risen toof whom nearly half fled from Austin when Congress recessed. Upon threats of Mexican troops in Texas, Houston raided the Land Office to transfer all official documents to Houston for safe keeping in what was later known as the Archive Warbut the people of Austin would not allow this unaccompanied decision to be executed.
The documents stayed, but the capital would temporarily move from Austin to Houston to Washington-on-the-Brazos. Without the governmental body, Austin's population declined to a low of only a few hundred people throughout the early s.
The voting by the fourth President of the Republic, Anson Jonesand Congress, who reconvened in Austin insettled the issue to keep Austin the seat of government, as well as annex the Republic of Texas into the United States.
The University of Texas held its first classes inalthough classes had been held in the original wooden state capitol for four years before. These projects were enabled in large part because the Public Works Administration provided Austin with greater funding for municipal construction projects than other Texas cities.
Many of the municipal improvement programs initiated during this period—such as the construction of new roads, schools, and hospitals—were deliberately designed to institutionalize this system of segregation.
Deed restrictions also played an important role in residential segregation. After most housing deeds prohibited African Americans and sometimes other nonwhite groups from using land. The growth generated by this boom largely passed by Austin at first, with the city slipping from fourth largest to 10th largest in Texas between and Inthe U.The JA Bowl-A-Thon is JA’s biggest fundraiser of the year and a top team-building opportunity for corporations in Colorado.
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