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[Austin City Administration, 1881]

Description: Photograph of Austin city administration: Standing L to R: J.W. Howard, Treasurer; C.D. Johns, Attorney; Ben Thompson, City Marshall; E.B. Connell, City Clerk; - Sitting L to R: Fred A. Sterzing, City Assessor; Mayor L.M. Crooker; Dr. R.H.L. Bibb, Physician. The city was incorporated in 1836 when Republic of Texas Vice President Mirabeau B. Lamar proposed that the state capital, then located in Houston, be moved to the area that sat just north of the Colorado River in the township then called Waterloo. Shortly thereafter, the city was renamed in honor of Stephen F. Austin. 1881 was the year that Austin public schools first held classes, and the University of Texas opened its doors shortly afterwards in 1883. Austin continued to expand throughout the 1880s and late 19th century.
Date: 1881
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Aerial View of Deep Eddy]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of Deep Eddy pool and surrounding area. The pool is dried out and the trees are bare indicating winter. There are no visible people or activity near the pool. Deep Eddy began as a natural swimming hole in the Colorado River and was expanded into a man-made swimming pool in 1915 by A.J. Eilers, Sr. Deep Eddy pool is the oldest swimming pool in Texas and is operated and maintained by the City of Austin.
Date: 19uu
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Pool at Zilker Park

Description: Photograph of the pool at Zilker Park. Inscription on back of photo reads "Lily Ponds built w/relief labor 1935 Annual Report"
Date: January 30, 1936
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Laboratory - City of Austin
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Swimmers at Barton Springs]

Description: Photograph of swimmers in and around Barton Springs Pool. More young people socialize on the two banks of the pool than swim in its waters. Several swimmers are standing on the diving boards.
Date: 1930~
Creator: Boone Photo Company
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library