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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).
We have decided to postpone our planned Descendants Day Walking Tour this Saturday due to stormy weather predicted for the entire weekend.
Thanks very much to everyone who hoped to attend and/or to volunteer! We will reschedule for a new date in the next few months.
In the meantime, be on the lookout for information regarding next month's Women of Oakwood Walking Tour on May 9th! We will post details soon.
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