[Austin Dam broken in Colorado River flood]

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Photograph of Southeast view of the Austin Dam on the Colorado River after breaking during a flood. The dam was built in 1890 in an attempt to bring industry to the city, but failed after upriver storms sent a flood cracking the dam and killing eight people when the powerhouse flooded.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.

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Marks, H.R. 1900.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Austin History Center General Collection Photographs and was provided by Austin History Center, Austin Public Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 2631 times , with 102 in the last month . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Description

Photograph of Southeast view of the Austin Dam on the Colorado River after breaking during a flood. The dam was built in 1890 in an attempt to bring industry to the city, but failed after upriver storms sent a flood cracking the dam and killing eight people when the powerhouse flooded.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.

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Austin History Center General Collection Photographs

These materials depict the city of Austin from the 1830s to the 1970s. They include a wide range of subjects, from the Texas State Capitol and Barton Springs to aerial views, cityscapes, and more.

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  • 1900

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  • Oct. 27, 2010, 7:34 p.m.

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  • Feb. 2, 2015, 11:50 a.m.

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Marks, H.R. [Austin Dam broken in Colorado River flood], photograph, 1900; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124260/: accessed November 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.