Download e-book for iPad: Lake Travis's South Shore (Images of America) by Leslie Ann Webb

By Leslie Ann Webb

ISBN-10: 1467132527

ISBN-13: 9781467132527

ISBN-10: 1531677088

ISBN-13: 9781531677084

The Colorado River, working via Austin, Texas, and the world now often called Lake Travis, has continuously been a stunning position to reside. The early settlers discovered it appropriate for farming and ranching�until it rained. The rain soaked up soil, and water upstream usually engorged the land and washed out every little thing in its direction. Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt�s New Deal created companies that built hydroelectric dams for the Tennessee Valley Authority, and people have been used as blueprints for the reduce Colorado River Authority. The ground-breaking for the Mansfield Dam happened on February 19, 1937, and the dam was once accomplished in 1942, delivering strength and flood keep an eye on for the world. The dam created Lake Travis and taken a couple of new leisure undefined. Boat docks, inns, and parks sprang up alongside the newly created lake, and they're nonetheless loved today.

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