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Save Austin's Cemeteries is hosting its fifth annual cemetery photography contest.
The purpose of the contest is to increase public awareness and appreciation of the artistic and cultural value of Austin's city cemeteries. The top twelve (12) entries will be compiled as the 2015 SAC calendar.
The entry receiving the most overall votes will be featured on the calendar cover and also receive a 2015 SAC calendar. The twelve winning entries will receive a one-year membership to Save Austin's Cemeteries.
Entries are due by August 31, 2014.
Save Austin's Cemeteries is proud to offer Austin's Historic Oakwood Cemetery: Under the Shadow of the Texas Capitol for sale. Oakwood Cemetery is a collection of graves and also of stories.
These stories of Austin's beginnings form the foundation of a modern metropolis and have created the vibrant cultural and political heart of Texas.
In compiling this volume of narratives and photographs, we hoped to create connections from Austin's start as a 19th century wild outpost to the 21st century city we know today. If you've visited Oakwood, even if you've only driven through on Main Street, you cannot have missed the names Zilker, Kreisle, and Scarbrough on the monuments that line either side of the street. If you've explored a bit further, more familiar names appear along the shady lanes, and questions begin. Who exactly were these people, why are their names all over town, what did they contribute to Austin? And who are the others, and are there nameless ones--surely there are many?
The tales and pictures in this book will answer some of those questions. In our continuing preservation work in Oakwood Cemetery, we've learned its stories from the shades and shadows and we're eager to share them with you. $16.25 each including sales tax. 6"x9" paperback with 126 pages, black and white photographs on semi-gloss paper. Shipping & handling $5.95 (for up to 6 books).
All proceeds from book sales will benefit cemetery preservation projects.
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