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[Cliffs at Marble Falls]
Photograph of a cliff of flat, layered rock, with small trees growing on its side and top. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Marble Falls, Llano County, Texas 1884, South side up to Honeymoon."
[Colorado River]
Photograph of the Colorado River. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "The Colorado Northwest of Austin. Llano County, Kingston, Below Falls [...]"
[Colorado River]
Photograph of the Colorado River near Marble Falls, Texas. The river meets with steep hills on both sides. Photograph is cabinet card format.
[Colorado River Bridge]
Photograph of a bridge over the Colorado River near Kingsland and Marble Falls, taken from a distance and capturing it from the side. People are seen crossing the bridge on foot.
[Colorado River Bridge]
Photograph of a bridge over the Colorado River near Kingsland and Marble Falls. People are crossing it on foot. There is a town and residential area (possibly Kingsland or Marble Falls) visible in the background.
Colorado River Near Marble Falls
Photograph of the Colorado River near Marble Falls. The river cuts between two hills, with the photograph being taken from one of them. A note on the back indicates the photo was taken from a bridge at Marble Falls.
Colorado River, Texas near Marble Falls
Photograph of a river and the surrounding landscape near Marble Falls. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Colorado River, Texas - 1879, near Marble Falls, below the falls."
Cutstone yard, Burnet, Texas
View of the cut stone yard in Burnet, Texas. The stones were used to construct the Texas state Capitol building.
[Farmland in Burnet, Texas]
Photograph of farmland in Burnet, Texas. A farmer can be seen harvesting crops in the distance.
[Fishermen at Marble Falls]
Photograph of men, women, and children with fishing rods, standing in a=the Colorado River at Marble Falls. A small building is visible on the bank to the left. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Marble Falls, Texas -- Shoe Factory -- Roper Gristmill M Falls."
[Granite for the Capitol]
Photograph of people and horses gathered around a deposit of granite. The granite is cut into progressively smaller blocks from its original mass. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Granite Mountain about 1884. This mountain of granite supplied 50,000 tons of granite for the Texas State Capitol at Austin and about 450,000 tons to Galveston for the sea wall and jetties."
Granite Mountain
Photograph of two men in a hilly landscape, with a moving train in the background. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Granite Mountain near Marble Falls, Texas 1882, A&NW [Austin and Northwest] Narrow Gauge R.R."
Granite Mountain near Marble Falls, Texas
Photograph of a large, smooth stone hill behind a line of trees. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Granite Mountain near Marble Falls, Texas. 1890."
[Lady in a Carriage]
Photograph of a lady in a carriage in front of a two-story house. The caption on the back reads "This is the buggy we had in the parade in Bonham, Texas in [blank]. [Illegible] Grace McQuigg driving. The McQuigg Wilson Mercantile Co.'s entry."
[Marble Falls]
Photograph of the town of Marble Falls. Two dirt roads lead into the town. Several buildings are visible in the distance, with hills covering the horizon. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Marble Falls [...] Hotel, Chalk Hotel, [...] Stone, Kingsland ? Antlers Hotel, From Project Saloon, Pare Hotel."
[Marble Falls]
Photograph of a small town by a river, taken from the other side of the water. Small buildings are visible to the left, and men and horses are visible in various locations in the distance.
[Marble Falls]
Photograph of a small town (possibly Marble Falls) by a river, taken from the other side of the water. Small, wooden buildings are visible just past the bank.
[Marble Falls]
Photograph of the town of Marble Falls. Dirt roads criss-cross into the town. There are two circles of buildings in the distance, with people and horses standing in the dirt roads. A handwritten note on the back says, "Marble Falls, Texas 1879, Bank Saloon, Granite [Mountain?]"
[Marble Falls]
Photograph of a river at Marble Falls, Texas. The water is flowing down layers of flat rock. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Marble Falls, Texas 1879, Granite Shoals, Looking North [illegible]."
[Marble Falls]
Photograph of a stream at Marble Falls. A small group of men, women, and children are on the rocks on the far side of the river. The rocks in the stream are flat layers of sedimentary rock. Shrubbery is in the background.
Marble Falls, Texas
Photograph of a river at Marble Falls. This vantage point captures the part of the falls where the calm, reflective water meets with the rocks. A note on the back indicates "Harry Roper's mill on west bank."
Marble Falls, Texas
Photograph of the river at Marble Falls. Water flows down the shelves of sedimentary rock. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Roper Mill - at Marble Falls", probably referring to the small building in the distance, slightly to the left of the center of the photograph.
Marble Falls, Texas
Photograph of Marble Falls. A narrow river flows through shelves of rock. Two small buildings are visible in the top left corner of the photograph.
[Marble Falls Wool Scouring Equipment]
Photograph of large wool scouring equipment from Marble Falls. There are several men standing on and in front of the equipment. The picture was taken at the site of the Walker's Austex Chili Plant in downtown Austin.
A&NW RR Depot, Marble Falls
Photograph of the Austin and Northwest Railroad depot in Marble Falls. The train station consists of a small building (on the right) with a garden (in the foreground). Men and women are gathered around a train and the building, looking towards the camera.
[Railroad near Burnet]
Photograph of an Austin and Northwest Railroad train moving through the countryside. Several people are visible on the rear cart of the train, looking at the camera. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Excursion on A&NW RR narrow engine about 1882 near Burnet. W.J.L. Sullivan -- Texas Ranger in for ground with work. Slaughter Gap near Fairland and Marble Falls."
Ruins of Ft. Croghan
Photograph of a man standing in the ruins of Fort Croghan in Burnet County. The ruins consist of a very low stone wall and other stones strewn about a field.
[Tree in a Boulder]
Photograph of a tree growing through a boulder, with the boulder cracked midway. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Tree splits a granite boulder near Marble Falls, TX, Llano County 1879."