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The Henry Kuempel Collection - Austin Events and Attractions (1940-1)
Austin History Center
Color & B/W
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  • Highlights
    Johnson's Trading Post is located at the intersection of Highway 71 and Bee Cave Road west of Austin
    Rodeo clowns
    Aluminum for Defense
    From streetcars to buses
    Streetcars began running on Congress Avenue in February 1875. Operations ceased 65 years later when Austin transitioned to buses. By 1942, all of the rails had been removed as part of scrap metal collection for the war effort. 
    Snow in Austin
    Snow-capped Capitol Building
    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus 
    Posters advertise the variety of acts to be seen inside the big tent