Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Austin, Texas, USA

Austin is a bit like Brasilia. It was built as the new capital city of an independent nation, in this case the Republic of Texas, which had just emerged from Santa Anna's Mexico. In 1845, however, the national capital became the capital of the 28th state to join the Union. Annexation took place 170 years ago today. The capitol was built in the 1880s. [2015]

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