Maria Theresa Platz, Innsbruck, Austria-hungary

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tiff scanned file from original glass slide
Description
In the extreme western part of Austria-Hungary is the province of Tirol (tr´ l). It lies directly in the path of the Alps, so the country is very rough and very beautiful. Switzerland lies west of the province, Italy south, and Germany north. The capital and chief city is Innsbruck (ns´-brk), containing about 50,000 inhabitants. The city gets its name from the river or brook, Inn, on which it is built. It was once a Roman outpost. The city is a center for tourists, who like its old-fashioned buildings, its mild climate, and its beautiful mountains. We are standing here on the chief thoroughfare of Innsbruck. This is the street of Maria Theresa (må-r´ å t-r´ så), an empress of Austria. The monument was constructed in her honor. At the south end of the street there is also an Arch of Triumph built for the entry of Emperor Francis I and the Empress Maria Theresa. The city is in the path of the north and south trade with Italy and Germany because it is at the end of the Alpine Road which leads across the Brenner Pass into Italy. A railroad line connects it with one of the chief Italian lines, and also links up with the German railway system. It has a university of which it is very proud. Tirol is about the size of Vermont. Its rough country is largely forested, almost half the province being wooded. There is some mining of salt, zinc, lead, and iron; and silks, cottons, linens, glass, paper, and leather are made in the factories. One of the unusual industries of the country is raising song birds. Canaries in great numbers are bred here and sold throughout Europe. Many of them are brought to America. Keystone ID: 15614 Note: All titles, descriptions, and location coordinates are from the original Keystone Slide documentation as supplied by the Keystone View Company. No text has been edited or changed.
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Copyright by the Keystone View Company. The original slides are housed in McConnell Library's Special Collections.