Snow on the Texas Capitol grounds

The photo was taken in Austin on Feb. 14, 1895

By County magazine staff

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Snow covered Austin on Valentine's Day 1895 as seen in this view looking south from the Texas Capitol. Snow is rare in Central Texas. Rarer still is snow with significant accumulation. But on Jan. 10, parts of Burnet, Lee, Milam, Travis and Williamson counties received from 2.5 to 6 inches of snow, giving residents a shared experience with these Central Texans from more than 125 years ago.