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We will end this year of exploring the geography of flowing water by examining the cultural geography of an urban creek. Austin’s Waller Creek is one of the most scientifically studied urban creeks in America, but it also has several books dedicated to its cultural history, with none more important than Life on Waller Creek. Joseph Jones describes this book as a “palaver” about a creek he loved and studied for over 50 years, but the book is much more than idle speech, and we will use it and the creek itself to explore the cultural geography of downtown Austin. Past and present remain entwined in the landscape of Waller Creek, and the landscape is now being reshaped for the future as “Waterloo Greenway” and the UT Medical School and more. Join us in December to learn about the cultural geography of Austin’s Waller Creek.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Norman Hackerman Building (NHB), 1.720
100 24TH ST E, Austin, Texas 78712