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This Day in Texas History: Ground Broken for New Capitol

This Day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Ground Broken for New Capitol February 01, 1882 On this date in 1882, building commissioners Nimrod Norton and Joseph Lee turned the first shovelful of dirt for the present Texas Capitol. Construction was financed by the sale of three million acres of public land in…
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This day in Texas History: Waterloo Approved as New Capital of Texas

This day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Waterloo Approved as New Capital of Texas January 19, 1839 On this day in 1839, Waterloo (soon to be renamed Austin) was approved as the new capital of the Republic of Texas. In 1836 Columbia (now West Columbia) had become the first capital of an…
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1/18/2013 Daily Image: Capitol Zoom

Capitol Zoom Austin, Texas State Capitol Time-exposure without a tripod February 4, 2012 Copyright 2012 Warren Paul Harris all rights reserved

1/17/2013 Daily Image: SoCo Capitol

The Texas State Capitol building is remarkable from most angles, but seeing it jutting between the skyscrapers of Austin when looking from South Congress Avenue is quite dramatic. SoCo Capitol Austin, Texas View of the Capitol from South Congress Avenue Copyright 2012 Warren Paul Harris all rights reserved

12/17/2012 Daily Photo – Austin State Capitol Sunset

The Capitol building in Austin is a dramatic structure, especially as the sunset glow enhances the effect of it’s pink granite exterior. I wanted some drama in capturing this architectural and historic marvel, so we arrived at sunset to get this effect.  Discovering the massive skylight over the north extension, I felt shooting it from…
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