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[I.G.N. Overpass at Round Rock]

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Photograph of International & Great Northern railroad crossing in Round Rock on U.S. Highway 81. Location of January 22, 1927 accident – A bus carrying the Baylor University basketball team to a game at the University of Texas at Austin takes a grade crossing just as an International-Great Northern train approaches. Evasive action is taken, but the bus skids on the rain-soaked road surface directly into the path of the train. 10 players are killed, 12 injured. To this day Baylor honors them as the "Immortal Ten." The overpass constructed there was dedicated to the ten students.

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1 photograph : negative, b&w ; 8 x 14 cm

Creation Information

Texas. Department of Transportation. 1936.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Are We There Yet? Transportation in Central Texas and was provided by Texas Department of Transportation to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 162 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Photograph of International & Great Northern railroad crossing in Round Rock on U.S. Highway 81.
Location of January 22, 1927 accident – A bus carrying the Baylor University basketball team to a game at the University of Texas at Austin takes a grade crossing just as an International-Great Northern train approaches. Evasive action is taken, but the bus skids on the rain-soaked road surface directly into the path of the train. 10 players are killed, 12 injured. To this day Baylor honors them as the "Immortal Ten."
The overpass constructed there was dedicated to the ten students.

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1 photograph : negative, b&w ; 8 x 14 cm

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Are We There Yet? Transportation in Central Texas

The Taylor Public Library, the Williamson Museum and the TxDOT Travel Information Division Photo Library partnered to create a collaborative project consisting of historic photographs and two-dimensional items representing the history and development of transportation and the travel industry. Included in the collection, but not limited to are: railroads, vehicles, roads and road construction in the Central Texas area.

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  • 1936

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  • July 26, 2011, 2:50 p.m.

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  • Dec. 17, 2015, 12:04 p.m.

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Texas. Department of Transportation. [I.G.N. Overpass at Round Rock], photograph, 1936; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth167470/: accessed July 27, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas Department of Transportation.