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[Berry Creek Bridge on U.S. Highway 81]

Description: Photograph of Federal Aid Project 260 (2) Job 16 on U.S. Highway 81 also known as Highway 2 (old designation). Construction stage shows forms after placing concrete pier number 2, Berry Creek bridge.
Date: July 18, 1939
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Texas Department of Transportation

[Brushy Street at MKT Spur in Georgetown]

Description: Photograph of U.S. Highway 81 (Highway 2) at MKT Spur grade crossing in Georgetown. Also known as Brushy Street.
Date: 1936
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Texas Department of Transportation

[Brushy Street at Ninth Street in Georgetown]

Description: Photograph of U.S. Highway 81 (Highway 2) known as Brushy Street in Georgetown. At intersection with Ninth Street looking south. Includes automobiles, J.D. Thompson Garage, Sinclair and Mobil gas stations.
Date: 1936
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Texas Department of Transportation

[Brushy Street at Ninth Street in Georgetown]

Description: Photograph of U.S. Highway 81 (Highway 2) known as Brushy Street in Georgetown. At intersection with Ninth Street looking south. Includes automobiles, J.D. Thompson Garage, Sinclair and Mobil gas stations.
Date: 1936
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Texas Department of Transportation

[Brushy Street in Georgetown]

Description: Photograph of U.S. Highway 81 (Highway 2) known as Brushy Street in Georgetown. Focus is not sharp.
Date: March 3, 1937
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Texas Department of Transportation

[Car Parked on a Street in Jarrell]

Description: Photograph of Fred Harrison and 1929 touring car; Harrison home and garage in the background. Jarrell High School in far background. This was located west of the gin. A Coca-Cola sign can be seen in the background of the photograph as well.
Date: 1930~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The Williamson Museum

[Construction on U.S. Highway 79]

Description: Dumping base course through Thrall on U.S. Highway 79 in Williamson County. Includes automobile, dump truck, distant water tower.
Date: 1936
Creator: Texas Department of Transportation
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Texas Department of Transportation

[Construction on U.S. Highway 79]

Description: Photograph of construction on U.S. Highway 79 (previously Highway 43) in Williamson County, Texas. A Marion shovel in the background is loading gravel base course with 1 1/4 yard and there are two dump trucks on the right of the photograph carrying the gravel. Several workers are visible near the shovel. Text on back of photograph reads: "Hy. 43 Wilson Co. Proj. 204, Loading gravel Base material with 1 1/4 yd. Marion shovel rented from Joe Mocken, Austin, Summer 1936."
Date: 1936
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Texas Department of Transportation

[Culvert on U.S. Highway 79]

Description: Lengthening Multiple Box Culvert between Thrall and Thorndale with drop outlet on U.S. Highway 79 in Williamson County. Shows culvert and out-of-focus pickup truck.
Date: 1936
Creator: Texas Department of Transportation
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Texas Department of Transportation

[Culvert on U.S. Highway 79]

Description: Photograph of lengthening Multiple Box Culvert at Allison's Lake on U.S. Highway 79 in Williamson County. Includes view of barns in the background.
Date: 1936
Creator: Texas Department of Transportation
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Texas Department of Transportation

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

Description: Photograph of International & Great Northern railroad crossing in Round Rock on U.S. Highway 81 (old designation). September 1936. 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.
Date: 1936
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Texas Department of Transportation

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

Description: 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.
Date: 1936
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Texas Department of Transportation

[Gravel base course on U.S. Highway 79]

Description: Photograph of salvaging and replacing old gravel base course on U.S. Highway 79 Williamson County. Includes graders, trucks, equipment, and utility power lines.
Date: 1936
Creator: Texas Department of Transportation
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Texas Department of Transportation

[Loading gravel base on U.S. Highway 79]

Description: Loading gravel base course with 1 1/4 yard Osgood rented from F.C. Crowe Co., Dallas on U.S. Highway 79 in Williamson County. Includes pickup truck, automobile, equipment.
Date: 1936
Creator: Texas Department of Transportation
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Texas Department of Transportation

[Louis Kruger on horse]

Description: Photograph of Louis Kruger on the showhorse "Dick" between Hutto and Taylor. Per the lender, "you could ask him (the horse) if he liked girls he would shake his head up and down."
Date: 1937
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The Williamson Museum

[North San Gabriel River Bridge on U.S. Highway 81]

Description: Photograph of Federal Aid Project 260 (2) Job 16 on U.S. Highway 81 also known as Highway 2 (old designation). Demolition stage shows the old North San Gabriel River bridge removed and a shovel in the riverbed with the dome of Williamson County Courthouse in the distance.
Date: July 15, 1939
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Texas Department of Transportation