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Celebrating Elgin's Sesquicentennial: Man on a Mission

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The City of Elgin is hosting a yearlong Sesquicentennial celebration in honor of the communities 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.  For weeks, Reverend John Hill Westbrook, formerly of Elgin, Texas, had been contemplating whether to run for political office. The Reverend had ...

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