NEW BOOK: More Stories Elgin, Etc. 

A series of small town "Behind the Scenes" stories written by Elgin residents.

MORE STORIES - ELGIN, ETC.

Contact staff at the Elgin Depot Museum at 512.285.2000, or stop by the museum at 14 Depot Street to purchase a book for $19.95!

 

You'll learn the answers to these questions...and more!

  • How did Veteran’s Park come into being?

  • What did Elgin have to do with the integration of the University of Texas?

  • In the original streets of Elgin, what was the purpose of the alleys?

  • Why did Elgin have a camel farm near Hogeye?

  • Why is the highway between Elgin and Bastrop known as the 10th Mountain Division Memorial highway?

  • How did the rivalry between Elgin and Manor escalate?

  • What former Elginite was Librarian of Congress and Director General of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)?

  • How did Meyer’s Sausage originate?

  • Elgin had a man who drew a white bean with the Meir Expedition. What does this mean?

  • Where were Elgin's baseball fields located?

  • Why was Camp Swift developed?

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Bastrop County Historical Commission

Judge Paul Pape

804 Pecan Street, Bastrop, Texas 78602

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