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Brick laying crew, West Sixth Street, looking West

Description: Photograph of the railroad crew laying bricks around rail lines on West 6th street looking west. Trolly and telegraph wires cross heavily overhead. A large sign on a building behind the crew reads "Phoenix Saloon / Ice Cold Lager Beer / Wines Liquor." A penciled caption in the lower left reads "Some Texas / sunshine."
Date: [1890..1899]
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Railroad Survey Crew's Camp, c. 1902

Description: Five members of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf survey crew pose in front of a tent in their camp, c. 1902. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. In Texas, they worked a ten-mile stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. They camped on Britain family land in the vicinity of modern-day Nursery Road and the Rock Island railroad track. Two of the crew members remained behind when the rest moved on to the next job. They purchased 80 acres of land from the Britains and founded the town of Irving along the tracks between Dallas and Fort Worth in 1903.
Date: 1902~
Partner: Irving Archives

View of Inside Survey Crew Tent, 1902

Description: View of the interior of one the tents of the members of the Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew that worked a ten-mile stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas in 1902. Two of the crew members remained behind and founded the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Date: 1902~
Partner: Irving Archives

Railroad Survey Crew Pausing to Eat, c. 1902

Description: Members of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew pause to eat, c. 1902. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. They surveyed a ten-mile stretch of track between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas in 1902. Two crew members remained behind and founded the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Date: 1902~
Partner: Irving Archives

Original Depot on Congress

Description: A photograph of the exterior view of the original depot on Congress St. on the day the new Missouri Pacific Depot opened at 3rd and Congress Ave. Only one car is parked in front of the building.
Date: August 9, 1949
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library