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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2CG7_statue-of-liberty-replica_Austin-TX.html
With the faith and courage oftheir forefathers who made possible the freedom of theseUnited States The Boy Scouts of America dedicate this copy of the Statue of Liberty as a pledgeof everlasting fidelity and loyaltyThe Crusade to strengthen l…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2BHL_ollie-o-norwood-estate_Austin-TX.html
The 1922 Norwood Estate was known as "Norcliff" when the property was maintained by Ollie and Calie Norwood. A native of Macune, Texas, Norwood moved with his wife to Austin after serving in France during WWI. He was an early Austin-area investor …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28QY_cedar-chopping-in-central-texas_Austin-TX.html
Soon after Texas became a republic in 1836, the government divided land in this area for settlement. Ample timber, fresh water sources and wildlife attracted many to establish communities along Brushy Creek. The Legislature organized these settlem…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM27ZK_heman-sweatt-campus_Austin-TX.html
By action of the University of Texas System Board of Regents on August 13, 1987, the historic "Little Campus" of the University of Texas at Austin was renamed the "Heman Sweatt Campus" in honor of Heman Marion Sweatt, a civil rights pioneer. A gra…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM27FU_john-crittenden-duval_Austin-TX.html
Escaped the massacre March 27, 1836 and was the last survivor of Fannin's Army to die Born in Kentucky in 1816 Died in Fort Worth, Texas January 15, 1897
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24CO_spanish-american-war-memorial-a-war-memorial_Austin-TX.html
Erected 1951 by Spanish-American War Veterans and Auxiliaries of Texas Honoring the memory of all who served 1898 - 1902
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24BR_1928-granite-water-fountain_Austin-TX.html
Installed in 1928 over the artesian well, this granite water fountain replaced the circa 1903 cast-iron fountain that once stood east of the Great Walk. Eight spigots on the granite fountain provided abundant access to the mineralized well water, …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24BQ_cisterns_Austin-TX.html
The cistern located below this site is one of two underground brick reservoirs built to store rainwater for use in the Capitol. Although by 1889 an artesian well was supplying an abundance of highly mineralized water, the two cisterns continued to…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24BP_artesian-well-and-east-drinking-fountain_Austin-TX.html
The artesian well completed at this site in 1889 furnished an ample and inexpensive water supply for the new Capitol. At a depth of about 1,550 feet, natural pressure forced water from the Trinity aquifer to the surface. The powerful flow of water…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24BL_the-lorenzo-de-zavala-state-archives-and-library-building_Austin-TX.html
This library and archives opened in 1961 to house and protect Texas' priceless historical treasures and to support and improve library services in the state. Noted Texas authors, including James Michener, Walter Prescott Webb, and Jack "Jaxon…
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