Austin has grown and changed so much. It’s fascinating to look back and see how the city developed and grew. For example, a quick glance at the minutes of the meeting of the Austin City Council from December of 1896 shows “aldermen” with names like Zilker and Miller, and Mayor Hancock.
Did you ever think what the City Council did in response to the Whitman Tower shooting? You can read about it here.
Or what business they conducted at the last meeting of the millenium? Check it out.
The city has an online archive of council meeting minutes going back to 1869. You can find it here.