Storied history in smoky contest Posted in: Lifestyle The City of Elgin is hosting a yearlong Sesquicentennial celebration in honor of the community’s founding in 1872. This week's Sesquicentennial Story is from Sue Brashar. 2022 is a year for the entire community to commemorate, educate and celebrate the rich history and highlight the cultural fabric of the last 150 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.Three men enjoying a cold beverage together with the love of barbecue but even more love and pride for our town, Elgin, hatched ...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!