About the Book
Founded on the muddy banks of the confluence of White Oak and Buffalo Bayous, Houston has always been about the money. The founding developers made exaggerated claims about navigable waters, rolling hills and fresh ocean breezes, and young men came to fight for Texas’ independence from Mexico for a promised bounty of land as well as for the more nebulous dream of a grand new beginning. And, ever since, people have continued to come because of our reputation for opportunity. But once they’re here, they discover what really makes this town tick—all the diverse groups who have come here created a remarkable and resilient culture.
Why do people choose Houston? And why do they stay? In an accessible timeline packed with intriguing images, Mud and Money provides you with the people, places and tales that are integral to understanding the Houston story.