The story of Marble Falls’ founding and growth is preserved at the Falls on the Colorado Museum. Displays chronicle how locals donated pink granite to build the State Capitol in the 1880s. In return, they received a narrow-gauge railroad that hauled 15,700 carloads of stone to Austin. The museum also details how, in 1917, Orphelia “Birdie” Crosby Harwood became the nation’s first female mayor in the U.S. chosen by an all-male local electorate.
The Falls on the Colorado Museum