Download e-book for kindle: American Venice: The Epic Story of San Antonio's River by Lewis F. Fisher

By Lewis F. Fisher

ISBN-10: 1595342648

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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 important water resource that supplied for them from ahead of the city’s beginnings. In 1941 overlook, civic uprisings, and bursts of creativity culminated within the final touch of a Works tasks management venture designed by means of 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 in view that develop into the heart of the city’s cultural and historic narrative.

“The genuine tale [of the River stroll] is a piece much less Hollywood yet way more attention-grabbing . . . With more and more towns dealing with problems with water offer, city runoff, flooding, and methods of rebuilding greater after a catastrophe, the San Antonio River stroll is still a very good instance of having it right,” writes Irby Hightower, co-chair of the San Antonio River Oversight Committee.

In this up-to-date and elevated variation of River stroll: The Epic tale of San Antonio’s River, Fisher bargains extra attention-grabbing tales in regards to the River Walk’s evolution, bringing to gentle new proof and sharing historic photos that he has on the grounds that came across. The replace comprises information regarding the Museum and project Reaches, expansions of the River stroll which are important to San Antonio’s persisted development because the 7th biggest urban within the country.

Fisher begins his tale with the 1st written documents of the river, within the 1690s, and keeps 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 fresh growth. greater than a neighborhood appeal, the River Walk’s banks also are an immense botanical backyard choked with crops 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 development, one eternally precarious and unfinished but status prior to the realm as a triumph of company and human imagination.”

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