Guy Town by Gaslight

Guy Town by Gaslight

A History of Vice in Austin's First Ward

Book - 2014
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"Richard Zelade is an author and historian from Austin Texas and a graduate of the University of Texas. His writing has appeared in Texas Parks & Wildlife, Texas Monthly, People, Southern Living and American Way, among others. A multidisciplinary historian, and author of four other books, Zelade studies Texas geology, weather, geography, flora, fauna, and ethnic folkways, including the medicinal and food uses of native plants"--
Publisher: Charleston, SC :, The History Press,, 2014.
ISBN: 9781626194458
1626194459
Branch Call Number: A 364.9764 ZE
Characteristics: pages cm

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This is an entertaining but realistic review of realities for lower-income individuals in Austin after the Civil War. From murderers to con men, crooked cops and more, meet the cast of characters that gave Guy Town its reputation in author Richard Zelade's lurid account of the Capital City's hist... Read More »


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