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Term: Austin


Located where Colorado River crosses Balcones Escarpment; existing village was chosen as site for capital of Republic of Texas in 1839; under threat of war with Mexico, capital was moved to Houston 1842-1845, when Texas was admitted to USA. ranked 42nd bypopulation in the 1980 census, capital of State of Texas. BGN 1931


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American, born 1943
American, founded 1993
American, founded 1991