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MARBLE FALLS — Though Adam Rankin Johnson first saw the falls on the Colorado River in 1854, it would take another 33 years before he eventually founded Marble Falls.

Now the community gets ready to celebrate the city’s 124th anniversary on July 9 with the annual Founders’ Day celebration, sponsored by the Falls on the Colorado Museum.

"Marble Falls is unique in several ways," said museum board member Frances McSpadden. "One thing that really sets it apart is how it’s tied to the State Capitol. The granite for that building came from Granite Mountain (located just west of town)."

The Founders’ Day Celebration is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Lakeside Pavilion, 307 Buena Vista Drive.

The actual founding day for the city is July 12, 1887.