Sam Houston fought bitterly against Lamar's decision to establish the capital in such a remote wilderness.
The men and women who traveled mainly from Houston to conduct government business were intensely disappointed as well.
In recent years, some Austinites have also adopted the unofficial slogan "Keep Austin Weird," Even today, many Austin businesses use the term "Violet Crown" in their name.
Austin is known as a "clean-air city" for its stringent no-smoking ordinances that apply to all public places and buildings, including restaurants and bars.
However, as the war progressed and fears of attack by Union forces increased, Austin contributed hundreds of men to the Confederate forces.
The African American population of Austin swelled dramatically after the enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation in Texas by Union General Gordon Granger at Galveston in an event commemorated as Juneteenth.
See also Dodgy Time Stamp, Magical Computer, Caught on Tape.
Compare Surveillance as the Plot Demands, where the footage is equally implausible but due to location (How did they get a camera on the moon?
state of Texas and the seat of Travis County, with portions extending into Hays and Williamson counties.
In 1835–1836, Texans fought and won independence from Mexico.