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  Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
 Decade: 1910-1919
 Year: 1915
 Collection: Chalberg Collection of Prints and Negatives
[Flood waters on Shoal Creek]

[Flood waters on Shoal Creek]

Date: September 1915
Creator: Ellison Photo Co.
Description: Looking south from the bend in Shoal Creek at the corner of Nueces and West 4th Street. The railroad bridge at West 3rd is in view. The back of Quality Mills can be seen slightly obscured by trees.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Camp Mabry railroad switch and arsenal

Camp Mabry railroad switch and arsenal

Date: 1915~
Creator: unknown
Description: Back reads, "This photograph shows the International & Great Northern Railroad main line. The ralroad switch runs by the arsenal which is shown on the left of the picture. The International & Great Northern Railroad will run a number of tracks in the camp or at any other place to suit the Government."
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Flood waters at Shoal Creek and West 6th Street]

[Flood waters at Shoal Creek and West 6th Street]

Date: 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: Crowd of people across Shoal Creek observing a street rail car passing through the flood waters.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
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