The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 85, July 1981 - April, 1982 Page: 148
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Cover: Austin in 1839 or 1841. Painted by William H. Sandusky. From
Pearl Cashell Jackson, Austin Yesterday and Today (Austin, 1915).
Courtesy Austin-Travis County Collection, Austin Public Library.
William H. Sandusky was born in Virginia in 1813 and came to Texas
about 1839. That year he received an appointment to assist in surveying
and laying out Austin, while also serving as artist and draftsman for the
General Land Office. In 1840 he became secretary to President Mirabeau B.
Lamar, but resigned because of illness. He died in Galveston in 1846.
The painting shows the first capitol in Austin, Bullock's Tavern, the
Walsh Blacksmith shop, George Hancock's Store, the Metz's Store and log
building, and Dutch John's Bakery. All of the buildings are facing Congress
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 85, July 1981 - April, 1982, periodical, 1981/1982; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101208/m1/148/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.