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James and Annetta White opened the Broken Spoke in 1964, then a mile south of the Austin city limits, under a massive live oak, and beside what would eventually become South Lamar Boulevard. White built the place himself, beginning construction on the day he received his honorable discharge from the US Army. And for more than fifty years, the Broken Spoke has served up, in
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Published April 21st 2017 by Texas A&M University Press
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Interesting look at a beloved Austin landmark and one of the last Texas Dance Halls in existence. A Must read for the Texas Music enthusiast.
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"How was the Broken Spoke?" The obvious question to a Texan who reports she's just back from Austin.

"Great! Can't wait to go back." And then forestalling the next question—"Sure, had chicken-fried steak—the big one." It's a Texas tradition and as a life-long Texan one that I've participated in many times since the first days of the Spoke over fifty years ago. So you don't have to ask how I enjoyed reading this book about those many years—I did, for many reasons besides the memories of my own it
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I am the author of The Broken Spoke: Austin's Legendary Honky-Tonk, published April 22, 2017 by Texas A&M University Press. I am also a freelance writer, photographer, and videographer living in Austin. My work has appeared in the Alternate Root, Americana Rhythm, Austin Food, Austin Fusion, Austin Monthly, Creative Screenwriting, Elmore, Fiddler, Cowgirl, and Texas Highways magazines. I previousl ...more

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