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Barton Springs Mill

Description: Photograph of boy sitting on part of the mill structure. View of the back of the mill. Caption reads, "This old grist mill was built and operated by G. T. Rabb in 1871 and here the first ice in Austin was manufactured. Rabb sent to France for the ice-making machinery. The mill was located near the old Scout hut at Barton Springs and a spring and dam furnished the power for the plant."
Date: unknown

Camp Mabry railroad switch and arsenal

Description: Back reads, "This photograph shows the International & Great Northern Railroad main line. The ralroad switch runs by the arsenal which is shown on the left of the picture. The International & Great Northern Railroad will run a number of tracks in the camp or at any other place to suit the Government."
Date: 1915~