Austin History Quiz Answer 7 - Austin History Center

PICA 11952

[Deputy Clerk Elden Aldridge holds the frame with the original city flag], July 1971, PICA 11952 detail, photo by Mike Fluitt

Austin History Quiz Answer 7

Why is there a cross in Austin's city seal?

The cross (and the wings) were features of the Austin Family crest that were incorporated into the city's seal design. Austin's city seal was designed in 1916 by Ray F. Coyle of San Francisco, who won the nationwide design competition.


Question 8
What were the boundaries of the "Freedman's Towns" founded in and near Austin after the Civil War?

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