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What Brings People To Houston? Money.

The new book, Mud and Money, explores what has drawn people to the Bayou City throughout history.



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Mud and Money bookWhy have people come to Houston throughout history, with its muggy climate, muddy, swamp-like terrain, mosquitoes and traffic?

Money. Houston has always been about the money.

Historian Mike Vance has a new book examining this phenomenon over the years. It's called Mud and Money (that's a play on Blood and Money, one of the most famous books ever written about Houston...albeit about a murder).

In the audio above, Houston Matters producer Brenda Ruiz talks with Vance about what makes this take on Houston history different than others.

Vance will sign copies of the book at a Brazos Bookstore event July 26.