Celebrating Elgin's Sesquicentennial: Elgin’s First Mayor Posted in: Lifestyle The City of Elgin is hosting a yearlong Sesquicentennial celebration in honor of the community’s founding in 1872. 2022 is a year for the entire community to commemorate, educate and celebrate the rich history and highlight the cultural fabric of the last one hundred and fifty years. The Elgin Courier is generously sharing a weekly “Sesquicentennial Story,” intended to provide new perspectives, pay tribute to the past, and help the community join together throughout the year and beyond. R.V. Sandifer, Elgin’s first mayor, was born near the present town of Bastrop, Texas on December 30, 1838. He was the son ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!