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[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.
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
Partner: Texas Department of Transportation

Fire Department

Description: Photograph of two fire trucks from the Taylor Fire Department in the driveway of the bays. The bays for the Taylor Fire Department are on the east end of Taylor City Hall.
Date: 1932
Partner: Taylor Public Library

Hotel Blazilmar

Description: Color postcard of the Hotel Blazilmar, located at 107 Porter Street, directly across from the I&GN Railroad Depot. The name of the hotel is a combination of the three investors: Howard Bland, A.J. Zilker and T.W. Marse. This hotel was originally the Murphy Hotel until 1917.
Date: 1935
Partner: Taylor Public Library

Star Tire Store

Description: Photograph of the Star Tire Store at 421 N. Main, at the southwest corner of 5th & Main Streets, Taylor. Note the visible gas tanks (glass tops of tanks) and the movie poster for "Susan Lenox: Her Rise and Fall" starring Greta Garbo in 1931.
Date: 1931
Partner: Taylor Public Library

Robert Hewitt

Description: Photograph of Robert Hewitt wearing a hat. Mr. Hewitt was partners with Raymond Preslar in the Preslar & Hewitt Drugs, 323 N. Main Street, Taylor. Mr. Hewitt appears to be standing under the store sign.
Date: 1939
Partner: Taylor Public Library

Raymond Preslar

Description: Photograph of Raymond Preslar leaning against parking sign. Mr. Preslar was partners with Robert Hewitt in the Preslar & Hewitt Drugs, 323 N. Main Street, Taylor. Can faintly see the cotton sign and a traffic signal in background.
Date: 1939
Partner: Taylor Public Library