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Book Discussion on Lone Star Nation
Richard Parker talked about his book Lone Star Nation: How Texas Will Transform America, in which he argues that Texas, which was undergoing rapid changes, would have as big of an impact on the country in the 21st Century as California did in the 20th Century. He spoke at Book People in Austin, Texas.652 views
Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion
This is a tour of the 1892 mansion of Captain Frederick Pabst in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The sea captain not only founded the world famous Pabst Brewery, he was a philanthropist and real estate developer and had a great influence on the growth of this Midwestern city on Lake Michigan. Historian John Eastberg showed us examples of craftsmanship, original furnishings and art which teach us about Pabst’s German heritage, Milwaukee’s history, and America’s Gilded Age.508 views