[Motorists stranded in flood waters]

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Photograph of "stranded motorists attempting to remove their cars from 4 feet of water under an overpass of the MoPac Expressway in the western part of the city. Over 4.5 inches of rain late Monday 5/21 caused flooding in the downtown area." Men are standing, some waist-deep in water, outside of their vehicles.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 8x10 in.

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Kolvoord, Larry May 21, 1979.

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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 40 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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  • Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

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Photograph of "stranded motorists attempting to remove their cars from 4 feet of water under an overpass of the MoPac Expressway in the western part of the city. Over 4.5 inches of rain late Monday 5/21 caused flooding in the downtown area." Men are standing, some waist-deep in water, outside of their vehicles.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 8x10 in.

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Austin History Center General Collection Photographs

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  • May 21, 1979

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  • Oct. 27, 2010, 7:34 p.m.

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  • April 28, 2017, 4:19 p.m.

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Kolvoord, Larry. [Motorists stranded in flood waters], photograph, May 21, 1979; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124960/: accessed July 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.