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Austin History Center

810 Guadalupe St.
Favorite #5

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PICA 06189

AF – Capitol – Exterior

February 21, 1964

Snow surprised Austin citizens on the morning of February 21, 1964, with snowfall totaling four inches by noon that day. As the Austin Statesman reported, “Austin school children, up at the first knowledge of snow, ran excitedly between the outdoors and the snowmen they were building to the radio and the late word from School Superintendent Irby Carruth.” Unlike today, schools remained open in Austin as students waded through the snow to attend classes.


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