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Arthur Russell reflects on six decades at Butler Brick

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In 1959, gasoline cost 20 cents a gallon, a brand-new car could be purchased for $2,200, and about $18,000 could get you a new three-bedroom house. That year, Arthur Ray Russell began his long career at Elgin Butler Brick. Russell has worked at Butler Brick for the past 60 years; he started on June 24, 1959 at the age of 22. In that time, he has moved from Elgin to Bastrop, been married twice and worn out three or four cars by commuting to work over the years. Last month on June 21, Russell and his coworkers celebrated this milestone with ...

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