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Modern Times Lecture Series | From Cotulla to Capital City: O. Henry in the 1880s
Hear How William Sydney Porter Went from Ranch Hand to O. Henry in Early Austin, Texas
$10 General Admission | $5 Student | Free for NCHM Members
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When former ranch hand and future short story writer Will Porter stepped off the train into the rapidly changing Austin of the 1880s, his future, like that of the city itself, was uncertain. In the next few years, he would reinvent himself time and time again—from reticent country boy to dashing man-about-town, from pharmacist to bookkeeper to musician to artist.
His most startling reinvention—fromView more
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