Description: Photograph of a crowd of people and horse-drawn carriages gathered around an A&N Locomotive No. 1 train on a railroad in a forest. A note on back reads "Mr. Will Todman from England, Time Keeper for Quarries at Llano, Texas. Quarrying granite for consturction of the State Capitol at Austin. 50,000 tones narrow gauge R.R. A. & N.W. Near Llano -- before R.R. was finished to an Austin Band was was hired to play -- Group Moore F. [illegible], (Major Ramsdell)." The Austin and Northwestern Railroad was used to transport all the granite that built the state capitol in Austin.
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