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New PDF release: American Venice: The Epic Story of San Antonio's River

By Lewis F. Fisher

ISBN-10: 1595342648

ISBN-13: 9781595342645

In American Venice: The Epic tale of San Antonio’s River, Lewis F. Fisher uncovers the evolution of San Antonio’s liked River stroll. He stocks how San Antonians refused to renounce at the very important water resource that supplied for them from earlier than the city’s beginnings. In 1941 forget, civic uprisings, and bursts of creativity culminated within the of entirety of a Works initiatives management venture designed via Robert H. H. Hugman.

The ensuing River stroll languished for years yet loved renewed curiosity throughout the 1968 World’s reasonable, held in San Antonio, and has given that develop into the heart of the city’s cultural and historic narrative.

“The genuine tale [of the River stroll] is a section much less Hollywood yet way more fascinating . . . With progressively more towns dealing with problems with water offer, city runoff, flooding, and methods of rebuilding greater after a catastrophe, the San Antonio River stroll continues to be an exceptional instance of having it right,” writes Irby Hightower, co-chair of the San Antonio River Oversight Committee.

In this up-to-date and increased variation of River stroll: The Epic tale of San Antonio’s River, Fisher deals extra attention-grabbing tales concerning the River Walk’s evolution, bringing to mild new evidence and sharing historic photographs that he has considering stumbled on. The replace contains information regarding the Museum and venture Reaches, expansions of the River stroll which are important to San Antonio’s persisted progress because the 7th biggest urban within the country.

Fisher starts off his tale with the 1st written files of the river, within the 1690s, and maintains throughout the 1800s and the flood of 1921, to debates over reworking the river and its eventual function because the crown jewel of Texas, and at last to its contemporary enlargement. greater than a group allure, the River Walk’s banks also are an immense botanical backyard filled with vegetation and timber. certainly, the yank Society for Horticulture has named the River stroll a Horticultural Landmark. As Fisher says, the River stroll “remains a piece in growth, one ceaselessly precarious and unfinished but status earlier than the area as a triumph of firm and human imagination.”

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