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University of Texas Austin Tower And Turtle Pond
Austin

This pano was taken on the University of Texas, Austin campus near the Tower by the turtle pond. The turtle pond is also a memorial to the 49 shooting victims, gunned down August 1, 1966 by UT student Charles Whitman. There were 16 fatalities, 10 of which were from sniper fire from the tower's 28th floor observation deck, just under the clock. 

Copyright: Irmin Wehmeier
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Uploaded: 23/05/2012
Updated: 02/10/2014
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  • danny lucas 11 months ago
    I believe my father started the turtles at the pond in 1964 I was 10 and my father would travel to different unverisities for the Office of Navel Research and being back 100s of turtles to put in the pond. 0ne die in his car, I could smell it for months on the way to church.His office was on the24th floor of tower. His name Francis Lucas
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