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A Look Back at Austin's Eternal Arguments

Frank Albrecht, via Southwestern Historical Quarterly

Austin, it seems, is locked in an eternal personality crisis. To some, it’s the greatest city in the world – a wellspring of natural beauty, good food and plenty of live music. To others, it’s an ever-expanding, traffic-plagued, corporate-sponsored city that’s not as good as it used to be.

Whether you moved here three weeks ago or you were born here, both sides of that proverbial coin have been argued to death. So, let’s take a look back at a century-long sample of some of those arguments. 


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