Getting Water from Onion Creek. This photograph appeared in a 1916 report called: A Social and Economic Survey of Southern Travis County, along with the following caption: "Getting Water from Onion Creek: Cisterns are used to catch rain water for domestic purposes. When these are empty, water is hauled from the streams." Note the man and a water barrel in the back of the wagon. This is probably the same method Ransom Williams used to get water from Bear Creek for his family. Image from Haney and Wehrwein 1916.
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