Download PDF by Lewis F. Fisher: American Venice: The Epic Story of San Antonio's River

By Lewis F. Fisher

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 prior to the city’s beginnings. In 1941 overlook, civic uprisings, and bursts of creativity culminated within the of completion of a Works tasks management venture designed via 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 considering the fact that turn into the guts of the city’s cultural and ancient narrative.

“The actual tale [of the River stroll] is a section much less Hollywood yet way more fascinating . . . With increasingly more towns dealing with problems with water provide, city runoff, flooding, and methods of rebuilding larger after a catastrophe, the San Antonio River stroll continues to be an outstanding instance of having it right,” writes Irby Hightower, co-chair of the San Antonio River Oversight Committee.

In this up to date and extended variation of River stroll: The Epic tale of San Antonio’s River, Fisher bargains extra interesting tales concerning the River Walk’s evolution, bringing to mild new proof and sharing historic photographs that he has because found. The replace contains information regarding the Museum and challenge Reaches, expansions of the River stroll which are important to San Antonio’s endured progress because the 7th greatest urban within the country.

Fisher starts off 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 remodeling the river and its eventual function because the crown jewel of Texas, and eventually to its contemporary enlargement. greater than a group charm, the River Walk’s banks also are an incredible botanical backyard jam-packed 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 ceaselessly precarious and unfinished but status earlier than the area as a triumph of firm and human imagination.”

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