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Frederick Law Olmsted

Connecticut-born Frederick Law Olmsted is best known for his design of New York's Central Park. But his book A Journey through Texas (1857) remains one of the most thorough and engaging nineteenth-century travel accounts of the state.

Image: Frederick Law Olmsted, 1893. Engraved by T. Johnson from a photograph by James Notman. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Audio: Houston Public Media