We got our start in the Austin, Texas area and wanted to pay tribute to this historic area of the Lone Star State. Did you know that before it was called Austin, it was Waterloo, Texas?
After Republic of Texas Vice President, Mirabeau B. Lamar visited the area during a buffalo-hunting expedition between 1837 and 1838, he proposed that the republic’s capital, then located in Houston, be relocated to a four square-mile area in what is now central Austin. In 1839, the site was officially chosen by Congress as the location for the capital of the Republic of Texas. It was incorporated under the name “Waterloo” but shortly thereafter, the name was changed to Austin in honor of Stephen F. Austin, the “Father of Texas” and the republic’s first secretary of state.