Secret Austin: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure
Where is the college dorm room where a struggling student started Dell computers? And why are there thousands and thousands of bats in Austin? Find the answers to these questions and many more in Secret Austin: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure. Learn about the lost-cause oil rig that became a gusher and funded higher education for generations. Follow in the footsteps of famous Austinites like Janis Joplin, Farrah Fawcett, and Matthew McConaughey. With life long journalists and Austin fans Cheryl and Les Thomas as your guides, you re bound to find more than a few surprises about Austin even if you ve lived there forever. Whether you're a slacker, an entrepreneur, a poet, or just a bluebonnet admirer, you ll find Austin s most fascinating hidden gems, strange history, and obscure trivia in their guide to the City of the Violet Crown.