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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 cherished 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 overlook, civic uprisings, and bursts of creativity culminated within the of completion of a Works tasks management undertaking designed by way of Robert H. H. Hugman.

The ensuing River stroll languished for years yet loved renewed curiosity in the course of the 1968 World’s reasonable, held in San Antonio, and has when you consider that turn into the guts of the city’s cultural and old narrative.

“The actual tale [of the River stroll] is a section much less Hollywood yet way more attention-grabbing . . . With an increasing number of towns dealing with problems with water provide, city runoff, flooding, and methods of rebuilding larger after a catastrophe, the San Antonio River stroll is still 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 version of River stroll: The Epic tale of San Antonio’s River, Fisher bargains extra interesting tales concerning the River Walk’s evolution, bringing to gentle new proof and sharing historic photographs that he has on account that came across. The replace comprises information regarding the Museum and project Reaches, expansions of the River stroll which are very important to San Antonio’s persisted progress because the 7th greatest urban within the country.

Fisher begins 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 remodeling the river and its eventual position because the crown jewel of Texas, and at last to its contemporary growth. greater than a neighborhood charm, the River Walk’s banks also are an incredible botanical backyard packed with crops and timber. certainly, the yankee 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 earlier than the area as a triumph of company and human imagination.”

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