A booming university town that also imbibes tenets of culture, politics, and technology into its colorful landscape, Austin is Texas' multifaceted capital. In the 19th Century, Austin was largely impacted by the effects of the Civil War, and was left reeling with a significant plummet in population and goods between 1861 and 1865. Post the war, Texas underwent a renewal, and as the proud home of the University of Texas, remained largely unaffected by the ravages of the Great Depression. Since then, Austin maintained an economic and cultural high that was further supported by the growth of technological industries and a blossoming live music scene. Today, the city is world famous for its music scene, containing not only the most live music venues per capita in the country, but also several prominent film and technology festivals that bring visitors across the globe to this quirky college capital town.