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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.
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

[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.
Item Type: Photograph
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 between Thrall and Thorndale with drop outlet. Summer 1936
Date: 1936
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Item Type: Photograph
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.
Item Type: Photograph
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.
Item Type: Photograph
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.
Item Type: Photograph
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.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Texas Department of Transportation

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

Description: Photograph of U.S. Highway 79. Salt stabilization treatment from Taylor to Milam County line. Summer 1936. Tractor pulling scraper and a leaning wheel grader in the distance on the right. Home and barn on the left.
Date: 1936
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Texas Department of Transportation

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

Description: Photograph of U.S. Highway 79. Fountain pen pressed into salt-stabilized gravel to show close-up of surface. From Taylor to Milam County line. Utility pole and clouds in the distance.
Date: Summer 1936
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Texas Department of Transportation

[U.S. Highway 79 Salt-stabiliztion treatment]

Description: Photograph of U.S. Highway 79. Salt-stabilization treatment from Taylor to the Milam County line. Summer 1936. Utility poles, car, corn field.
Date: Summer 1936
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Texas Department of Transportation

[U.S. Highway 79 Salt strabilization treatment]

Description: Photograph of U.S. Highway 79 Salt-stabilization treatment from Taylor to Milam County line. Summer 1936. Mailbox in right-of-way and culvert at driveway.
Date: Summer 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

[Roadside Park on U.S. Highway 81]

Description: Photograph of roadside park on U.S. Highway 81 also known as Highway 2. Shows grove of trees shading picnic tables, barbecue grill and a parked car.
Date: January 13, 1937
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Texas Department of Transportation

[U.S. Highway 79 Car traveling on untreated gravel]

Description: Photograph of U.S. Highway 79. Car traveling at 65 miles per hour on untreated gravel east of Taylor. Note dust cloud. Homes and windmill beside the highway. The edge of a grader is on the right. From Taylor to the Milam County line.
Date: February 1, 1937
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Texas Department of Transportation

[U.S. Highway 79 Drop outlet culvert]

Description: Photograph of U.S. Highway 79. Special drop outlet culvert between Taylor and Milam County line. Note eroded ditch in the background. Mud and gravel.
Date: February 1, 1937
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Texas Department of Transportation

[U.S. Highway 79 Rip Rap to prevent ditch erosion]

Description: Photograph of U.S. Highway 79. Rip-rap in bags use to retard erosion on ditch with culvert east of Taylor. Salt stabilized gravel from Taylor to Milam County line.
Date: February 1, 1937
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Item Type: Photograph
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.
Item Type: Photograph
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.
Item Type: Photograph
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.
Item Type: Photograph
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). Shows mailbox.
Date: February 18, 1937
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Texas Department of Transportation