Deep Eddy Bathing Beach (1916) Austin, Tx. tee

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DEEP EDDY, Austin, Texas

When it gets hot outside, there's been nothing more refreshing than to dive into a cold flowing spring for a rejuvinating plunge. That is the paramount attraction of Deep Eddy, the oldest swimming pool in the State of Texas. Built during the Depression era by the Works Progress Administration, the pool began as a simple swimming hole in the Colorado River. The pool — fed from cold water springs from the Edwards Aquifer (the water temperature averages 74 degrees year round) — was the centerpiece of the Deep Eddy Bathing Beach, which became a resort in the 1920s, with a bathhouse added in 1936. During the 40s & 50s, Deep Eddy was a focal point of West Austin social life, (a pre-air conditioning refuge of last resort).  Today, over one hundred years later, it remains a popular swimming pool operated by the City of Austin.

Note: Lorena’s Diving Horse was a popular attraction when the park first opened. A 50-foot tall diving platform over the pool’s deep end, and the horse and rider would dive into the pool ot the delight of onlookers.

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.: 100% Cotton (fiber content may vary for different colors)
.: Medium fabric (5.3 oz/yd² (180 g/m²))
.: Classic fit
.: Tear away label
.: Runs true to size

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Width, in 17.99 20.00 21.97 23.98 25.98 27.99 30.04 31.97
Length, in 28.50 29.49 30.51 31.50 32.52 33.50 34.49 35.51
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