Thursday, April 10, 2008

Lucy Loo's Downtown Adventures


Lucy Loo accompanies me at Jo's Coffee shop on 2nd street while waiting for Cult of Color to start at the Butler Dance Education Center.

Angelina Eberly fires her canon warning Texans. About AngelinaEberly. Many consider Angelina Eberly the savior of Austin. In 1842, six years after Texas won its independence from Mexico, the capital of the young nation was an isolated village on the western frontier. Sam Houston, president of the Republic of Texas, thought Austin was an inappropriate location for the capital seat of government, and campaigned to have it moved to a city he found more to his taste - Houston. When the congress resisted his attempts to move the capital, Houston sent a delegation of Texas Rangers to steal the government archives. They would have succeeded if it had not been for a fiery local innkeeper named Angelina Eberly, who heard the Rangers loading their wagons in the middle of the night. She hurried down to the corner of what is now Sixth Street and Congress and fired off the town cannon, missing the Rangers but blowing a hole in the General Land Office building, three blocks north. The cannon fire roused the populace, who chased down the Rangers and recovered the archives near Brushy Creek. Had it not been for Angelina's impulsive gesture, Houston would now be the capital of Texas


Lucy Loo was born of polymer clay, created by my very creative DD. She finds herself in many adventures even though she is very shy and timid. She loves all of her adventures and wishes to share them with you. Here she is investigating a mini art gallery at Mexic-Arte art gallery on Congress Avenue in Austin. Lucy Loo is very small and this scale is right up her alley.

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