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  Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
 Decade: 1970-1979
 Collection: Austin History Center General Collection Photographs
General view of Sunday Break II

General view of Sunday Break II

Date: September 5, 1976
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of general view of Sunday Break II rock concert from on stage. The concert was held at Steiner Ranch. Featured artists included The Band, Chicago, England Dan & John Ford Coley, Fleetwood Mack, Peter Frampton (who played Sunday Break in May of the same year), and Steve Miller Band. Sunday Break II was not as successful as the first Sunday Break due to the oppressive heat and trouble for crowds getting to the festival. The crowd estimated at 45,000 out of an expected 100,000; and the income gathered $350,000 out of an expected $800,000, forcing MayDay Productions (event organizers) into bankruptcy.
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[Governor's Mansion with fence]

[Governor's Mansion with fence]

Date: 1971
Creator: Horberger, Carl
Description: Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion front elevation, landscaping, and ironwork fence with whitewashed brick wall reading "Governor's Mansion" with an ironwork star in the wall. The shutters are open to the bare tree branches. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1971 was Governor Preston Smith. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970.
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[Groomsmen wait to catch the garter at a wedding at the San Jose Community Center in Montopolis]

[Groomsmen wait to catch the garter at a wedding at the San Jose Community Center in Montopolis]

Date: 1970~
Creator: Penzenstadler, Joan
Description: Photograph of several groomsmen wearing black tuxedos and ruffled shirts wait for the garter toss at a wedding at the San Jose Community Center in Montopolis. Two men hold the stretched garter up in the air. A group of women, including two young girls wearing long dresses, look on in the background.
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[Guards transporting inmates by van]

[Guards transporting inmates by van]

Date: 1970
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of two inmates with two administrators outside of a van. The inmates wear white prison jumpsuits. One administrator wears a suit and tie and one wears a guard uniform.
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[Inmate at Travis County Jail]

[Inmate at Travis County Jail]

Date: 1975
Creator: Fluitt, Mike
Description: Photograph of an African-American man in handcuffs being led through door by a guard at the Travis County Jail in Austin.
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[Laguna Gloria Grounds]

[Laguna Gloria Grounds]

Date: 1975
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of trees and water on the grounds of Laguna Gloria (Austin Museum of Art). The name "Les Simon" is written on back of the photo.
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Last Eagle passenger train through Austin

Last Eagle passenger train through Austin

Date: 1970~
Creator: Bayne, Tom
Description: Photograph of the last Eagle passenger train to go through Austin. The train stops at the Austin International & Great Northern (I&GN) Railroad depot in Austin. There are no passengers waiting on the platform. The engine has the logo of C&EI (Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad). I&GN Railroad operated in Texas. It was created when the International Railroad company and Houston-based Great Northern Railroad company merged on September 30, 1873. I&GN's Austin depot was completed on 3rd and Congress Avenues on December 28, 1876. In 1924, the I&GN was bought by Gulf Coast Lines (GCL), which was subsequently purchased by Missouri Pacific on Januray 1, 1925. I&GN operated as a subsidiary of Missouri Pacific until March 1, 1956, when all GCL subsidiaries were merged under Missouri Pacific, and I&GN ceased to operate as a corporate entity. The old Austin depot had been demolished in 1950. The station in the photograph, at 250 North Lamar Boulevard, was built in 1947 by Missouri Pacific. It discontinued the Texas Eagle on September 22, 1970. Later Amtrak assumed operation of the station and the Eagle.
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[Line of cars waiting to enter festival]

[Line of cars waiting to enter festival]

Date: [1970,1979]
Creator: Austin Citizen
Description: Photograph of a line of cars and people waiting for entry to an unidentified music festival. Bumper-to-bumper traffic sits long enough for people to sit on and hang out of vehicles. Many individuals choose to enter the festival on foot and are visible in lines on either side of the road.
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[Looking South Down Waller Creek]

[Looking South Down Waller Creek]

Date: February 1977
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Waller Creek looking south from 6th Street bridge. Creek theater exterior is visible on the left. Tree branches are bare and heavy construction is visible on the right side of the creek behind the chain link fence.
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[Man looks at body wrapped in blanket on gurney in high security Travis County Jail cell area]

[Man looks at body wrapped in blanket on gurney in high security Travis County Jail cell area]

Date: 1970
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a man with long sideburns and wearing a jacket, possibly a doctor or medical examiner, standing over a body or corpse completely wrapped in a blanket on a collapsible metal gurney. The location is the Travis County Jail in an area where the doors are solid and a have small barred window with a hinged cover. A man wearing a uniform, possibly a guard, is partially visible behind the gurney.
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