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[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.
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.
Partner: Texas Department of Transportation

[U.S. Highway 79 Construction]

Description: Photograph of Control 246 Highway 43 (Old Designation) Project 204. Loading gravel base course with 1 1/4 yard Osgood rented from F.C. Crane Co., Dallas. Summer 1936. Two men, trucks and construction equipment.
Date: 1936
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Partner: Texas Department of Transportation

[U.S. Highway 79 Construction]

Description: Control 246. Highway 43 (Old Designation) Project 204, Williamson County. Salvaging and replacing old gravel base course. Views of construction equipment including graders, tractors, and trucks.
Date: 1936
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Partner: Texas Department of Transportation

[U.S. Highway 79 Construction]

Description: Photograph of Control 246 Highway 43 (old designation) Project 204. Dumping base course through Thrall. Summer 1936. Cars and buildings with a water tower in the distance.
Date: 1936
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Partner: Texas Department of Transportation

[U.S. Highway 79 Construction]

Description: Photograph of Control 246 Highway 43 (old designation) Project 204. Loading gravel base material with 1 1/4 yard Marion shovel rented from Joe Mocken, Austin. Summer 1936
Date: 1936
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Partner: Texas Department of Transportation

[U.S. Highway 79 Construction]

Description: Photograph of Control 204 Highway 43 (old designation) Project 204. Lengthening multiple box culvert at Allison's Lake. Men standing on culvert. Barrels on the ground and barns in the distance.
Date: 1936
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Partner: Texas Department of Transportation

[U.S. Highway 79 Salt Stabilized Gravel]

Description: Photograph of car traveling at 65 miles per hour on salt treated section of U.S. Highway 79 in Thrall. Limits: from Taylor to Milam County line. Visible are two water towers, a windmill, several buildings and a corn field.
Date: February 1, 1937
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Partner: Texas Department of Transportation

[U.S. Highway 79 Salt-stabilized gravel application]

Description: Photograph of U.S. Highway 79. Hand-distributing salt for salt-stabilized gravel east of Taylor. Shows two men in hats and overalls. They are standing in the back of a truck. You can see the cloud of salt flying in the air as well as utility poles and a distant building.
Date: February 1, 1937
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Partner: Texas Department of Transportation

[U.S,. Highway 81 in Williamson County]

Description: Photograph of U.S. Highway 81 in Williamson County. Barricades and Detour Signs Federal Aid Project 140-C Reop. U.II. Also known as Highway 2 (old designation) House, shed and windmill in the background.
Date: February 18, 1937
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Partner: Texas Department of Transportation