Marble Falls

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The waterfalls that gave Marble Falls its name have been covered by Lake Marble Falls since 1951, when a series of dams was completed on the Colorado River to prevent flooding along the river. The possibilities offered by water power at the falls and mining at nearby Granite Mountain encouraged Gen. Adam R. Johnson and his partners to lay out the town of Marble Falls in 1887. In modern times, when the Lower Colorado River Authority lowers the level of the lake, waterfront owners can repair boat docks and guests at nearby hotels and restaurants can see portions of the ancient rocky ledges. Today's Marble Falls, with a population of over 6,000, provides services for the more than 30,000 area residents of surrounding recreation and retirement communities.
ISBN: 9781467130035
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Texas
Series: Images of America
Images: 226
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Jane Knapik and Amanda Rose have much in common, including an interest in libraries, natural science, and writing. Burnet County was the childhood home for both, and their ancestors were citizens of the Republic of Texas, 1836–1846. The photographs in this book came from libraries and museums of Burnet County and from the generosity of individuals who also appreciate the history of Texas Hill Country.