2018-10-06 / Front Page


Colleen Zenns photo Colleen Zenns photo Elyssa Leightley portrayed one of the eyewitnesses to the Sept. 30, 1911, Austin flood during a dramatic presentation of “Echoes from the Past,” a program produced by local author and historian Paul W. Heimel. That performance from the stage of the Austin Dam Memorial Park was one of the many activities during the annual Austin History and Pride Days last weekend. Elyssa, the daughter of Curt and Jennifer Leightley, was one of 14 performers who brought the tragic story to life in a personal way.

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