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    Austin Park History Articles

    August 30th, 2012
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    Following is the latest installment in our Sunday Venture Out feature.

    Deep Eddy spurred by dam breach

    http://www.austin360.com/recreation/untold-stories-deep-eddy-spurred-by-dam-breach-2442088.html?cxtype=rss_ece_frontpage

    Background

    As many of you know, PARD has been working with Michael Barnes at the Statesman on a regular feature with a focus on the outdoors, including parks and park stories. The feature runs every Sunday on page 3 in the Venture Out section of Life and Arts as well as on his Out and About online blog. Many thanks to Gloria Mata Pennington and Victor Ovalle for their work. If you have an idea for a feature, please let me know.

    Previous stories

    Taylor Lime Kiln an industrial relic in Reed Park:

    http://www.austin360.com/recreation/taylor-lime-kiln-an-industrial-relic-in-reed-2304195.html?cxtype=rss_ece_frontpage

    A cabin in the park: Henry Madison 1860s-era structure found during demolition of larger home in the 1970s:

    http://www.austin360.com/recreation/untold-stories-a-cabin-in-the-park-2317797.html?cxtype=rss_ece_frontpage

    Spelunking in Adams-Hemphill Park:

    http://www.austin360.com/recreation/spelunking-in-adams-hemphill-park-2329974.html?cxtype=rss_ece_frontpage

    Parque Zaragoza perfect for Cinco de Mayo:

    http://www.austin360.com/recreation/parque-zaragoza-perfect-for-cinco-de-mayo-2342136.html

    Haskell House:

    http://www.austin360.com/recreation/untold-stories-the-haskell-house-2352754.html?cxtype=rss_ece_frontpage

    Walsh Boat Landing a bit of informal lake culture in Tarrytown:

    http://www.austin360.com/recreation/walsh-landing-a-bit-of-informal-lake-culture-2362133.html?cxtype=rss_ece_frontpage

    Ashford McGill House:

    http://www.austin360.com/recreation/mcgill-house-has-been-home-storage-and-more-2376974.html

    Little Stacy Shelter House:

    http://www.austin360.com/recreation/parks-humble-hut-a-remnant-of-days-gone-2387645.html

    Republic Square:

    http://www.austin360.com/recreation/republic-square-remembered-as-mexican-park-2396269.html

    Eastwoods Park:

    http://www.austin360.com/recreation/eastwoods-park-was-once-emancipation-proclamation-park-2400504.html?cxtype=rss_a-list_123074

    Caswell Tennis Center:

    http://www.austin360.com/recreation/caswell-tennis-center-part-of-citys-sports-heritage-2402977.html?cxtype=rss_a-list_123074

    Symphony Square sprang from urban renewal:

    http://www.austin360.com/recreation/symphony-square-sprang-from-urban-renewal-2407205.html

    A park isolated from its neighbors:

    http://www.austin360.com/recreation/a-park-isolated-from-its-neighbors-2412125.html?cxtype=rss_ece_frontpage

    Blunn Creek Preserve offers serenity:

    http://www.austin360.com/recreation/blunn-creek-preserve-offers-serenity-2416420.html?cxtype=rss_ece_frontpage

    Conley-Guerrero honors to longtime Austin leaders:

    http://www.austin360.com/recreation/how-a-senior-activity-center-got-its-name-2420068.html?cxtype=rss_ece_frontpage

    The Real Bailey of Bailey Park:

    http://www.austin360.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/outandabout/entries/2012/07/22/untold_austin_s_7.html

    The Carver, like history, does not stand still:

    http://www.austin360.com/recreation/the-carver-like-history-does-not-stand-still-2423795.html?cxtype=rss_a-list_123074

    Plummers Cemetery–Peaceful, green cemetery rich in history:

    http://www.austin360.com/recreation/peaceful-green-cemetery-rich-in-history-2432392.html

    Brush Square:

    http://www.austin360.com/recreation/historical-park-has-slight-identity-crisis-2437884.html?cxtype=rss_a-list_123074

    Other recent PARD history features in the news

    Hidden historic jewel to be uncovered: Zilker Caretaker Cottage will emerge with new use:

    http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/local/austin/hidden-historic-jewel-to-be-uncovered

    Life in the middle of Zilker Park:

    http://www.austin360.com/arts/life-in-the-middle-of-zilker-park-2257391.html?cxtype=rss_news

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