, was founded by Moses Austin
, who later became one of the first Anglo settlers in Texas. Moses died before he could finish settling, so the job was passed on to his son Stephen
, for whom the city of Austin was named. Had Moses decided to stay put, he might not have died, Potosi might have been re-named Austin and South by Southwest
would take place a mere hour from here. Sigh.
This fun fact courtesy of KDHX
's Darren Snow, making a special pledge-drive guest appearance on Emotional Rescue with Cat Pick, which I listened to on my way to work.