iloveaustin:

Austin 1890-1895
“Partial View of Austin, Texas The most beautiful and wealthiest city of its size in the United States. The coming great manufacturing center of the South! For its Schools, Churches, and other public institutions, it is already famous. The Capitol is pronounced, by competent judges, one of the finest Government Buildings in the world.”
Click on image for 5,000 pixel version. More maps over at The University of Texas

Wait, I-35 hasn’t always been there?

iloveaustin:

Austin 1890-1895

“Partial View of Austin, Texas

The most beautiful and wealthiest city of its size in the United States.

The coming great manufacturing center of the South!

For its Schools, Churches, and other public institutions, it is already
famous. The Capitol is pronounced, by competent judges, one of the
finest Government Buildings in the world.”

Click on image for 5,000 pixel version. More maps over at The University of Texas

Wait, I-35 hasn’t always been there?