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[Men hog butchering in a barrel with wooden wagon]

Description: Photograph of members of the Osuna family, who were sharecroppers on the "Dunlop Place" near Andice, in an early stage of butchering a hog, 1949. After the hog's throat was cut, the carcass was dipped into scalding water to help remove the hair.
Date: 1949~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The Williamson Museum

[A Mule-Drawn Trash Wagon]

Description: Photograph of Francisco "Frank" Castro driving his mule-drawn trash wagon in downtown Taylor. One of Taylor's most popular businessmen, when Castro had to convert to tractor power, he did so reluctantly. Castro and his wife, Helen Fuentes Castro, raised five children in Taylor. Mr. Castro was the only trash collector for businesses in Taylor from 1935 to 1952. He supported his family and neighborhood during the depression.
Date: 1940
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The Williamson Museum

Owl Cafe

Description: Photograph of the Owl Cafe, street view, located at 111 East First Street, Taylor. Note the automobiles parked along the side of the street.
Date: 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Taylor Public Library

[Proposed Warehouse Site U.S. Highway 81 in Georgetown]

Description: Photograph of proposed warehouse site on U.S. Highway 81 at Georgetown. Shows barbed wire fence, man and parked car in right-of-way along highway on the left. Low post with stenciled number 640.
Date: February 16, 1940
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Texas Department of Transportation

[Proposed Warehouse Site U.S. Highway 81 in Georgetown]

Description: Photograph of proposed warehouse site on U.S. Highway 81 at Georgetown. Shows barbed wire fence and sheep in the field beyond along right-of-way.
Date: February 16, 1940
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Texas Department of Transportation

[Proposed Warehouse Site U.S. Highway 81 in Georgetown]

Description: Photograph of proposed warehouse site on U.S. Highway 81 at Georgetown. Shows barbed wire fence, men, parked car, and culvert in right-of-way along highway on the right. Billboards in the distance on the other side of the highway.
Date: February 16, 1940
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Texas Department of Transportation

Road and Bridge

Description: Photograph of an unidentified road and bridge, in East Williamson County. Exact location unknown. From the Hugo Randig Estate, transferred from the Austin History Center.
Date: 1949
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Taylor Public Library

[Rolling cotton]

Description: Photograph of Donald and Larry Rydell rolling cotton (keeps soil around seed from drying out after planting) on the Rydell farm, northwest of Taylor.
Date: 1947~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The Williamson Museum

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

Description: Photograph of completed South San Gabriel River Bridge, Federal Aid Project 140-B (9) Job 15. U.S. Highway 81 also known as Highway 2 (old designation).
Date: July 9, 1940
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Texas Department of Transportation

Thompson Building

Description: Photograph of the Thompson Building at 109 N. Main Street, housing the Tommie Speegle Bakery. Photograph taken Sept 29, 1947.
Date: 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Taylor Public Library