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HomeNL-2012-02 Buffalo Bayou Aulbach

New Book: "Buffalo Bayou: An Echo of Houston's Wilderness Beginnings"
by Louis Aulbach

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Supporters;

I am pleased to announce the publication of "Buffalo Bayou: An Echo of Houston's Wilderness Beginnings". This book tells the story of the people and events along the banks of Buffalo Bayou, Houston's most famous stream. From its headwaters near Katy to the eastern limits of Houston at the I-610 East bridge, Buffalo Bayou flows about sixty miles and is witness to the past 200 years of Texas history.

You will find the names of familiar persons in the stories of Houston, such as Augustus C. Allen, Benjamin A. Shepherd, Zerviah Noble, Jack Yates, John T. Brady, Ima Hogg, William Marsh Rice and many, many others. But, there also are many individuals who are less well known today, such as Thuse Donnellan, Hugh Hamilton, Caroline Riley, Richard Allen, D. F. Stuart, Bertha Bethje, Alexander Sessums, Vidal Lozano, Ida Japhet and many, many others. Each of them made his or her mark on the city of Houston. Read about them in the book.

"Buffalo Bayou: An Echo of Houston's Wilderness Beginnings" is available through at this link:

If you encounter a problem with that link, please search for the title in using my name and "Buffalo Bayou" as keywords.

I hope you enjoy this book as much as I have enjoyed writing it!

Best regards,
Louis Aulbach


Press Release for February 5th book signing event by Louis Aulbach.


Houston Chronicle story about Louis' new book.


Note: the book cover features
HCC members Natalie Wiest
and daughter Ellen.



The author, 

HCC member 

Louis Aulbach