By Cheryl and Les Thomas
Where can you see a spider as big as a school bus? How did the world's largest flying dinosaur land in Austin? Where is the college dorm room where a struggling student started Dell computers? And why are there thousands and thousands of bats in Austin? Find the answers to these questions and many more!
Learn about the lost cause oil rig that became a gusher and funded higher education for generations. Follow in the footsteps of famous Austinites like Janis Joplin, Farrah Fawcett, and Matthew McConaughey.
With lifelong journalists and Austin fans Cheryl and Les Thomas as your guides, you'll find more than a few surprises about Austin--even if you've lived there forever. Whether you're a slacker, an entrepreneur, a poet, or just a bluebonnet admirer, you'll find Austin's most fascinating hidden gems, strange history, and obscure trivia in this guide to the "City of the Violet Crown."