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Austin's Historic Oakwood Cemetery: Under the Shadow of the Texas Capitol

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.


 


CD CoverA Narrative of the George Littlefield Family: Littlefield and Associated Plots in Oakwood Cemetery by Dr. David B. Gracy
1 hour long DVD video of Dr. David B. Gracy, II talking about his ancestor George Washington Littlefield -- cattleman, banker, and University of Texas Board of Regents member -- and the Littlefield family. $10 including sales tax, plus $2 shipping & handling

CD CoverMinorities in Austin: The Segregation and Discrimination of Minority Communities as Exemplified by their Burials at Oakwood Cemetery by Danny Camacho.
1 hour long DVD video by Danny Camacho talking about a variety of minority communities as seen in their burials at Austin's oldest city cemetery. $10 including sales tax, plus $2 shipping & handling.
 

 
 

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