Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.

History honored, made at city Birthday Bash

Posted in:
Charlie Rowe encases Abraham in a giant bubble, one of the many games and activities at the Birthday Bash in BTW Elementary’s courtyard. Photo by Julianne HodgesFrom left to right: Sowpremes Lucretia Alvarez, Leticia Martinez and Cheryl Grett sign the Sesquicentennial banner. Photo by Julianne HodgesSydna Arbuckle (right), the author of the new book “Milestones: Elgin, Texas History,” signs copies and talks to people about her book during History in the Halls. Photo by Julianne HodgesA children’s choir led the audience in singing Happy Birthday to Elgin. Photo by Julianne Hodges

Elgin celebrated its 150th birthday on Saturday with a party complete with games, birthday cake and a commemoration of its long and varied history.The day’s festivities started with a Founder’s Day Ceremony in the Booker T. Washington Elementary School gymnasium, giving attendees an overview of Elgin’s history and illuminating the importance of the day.Liston Crim, the master of ceremonies, was dressed as Robert Morris Elgin, the city’s namesake, and gave an overview of Elgin’s history. In the mid-1800s, the original plan was to run rail lines for the Katy Railroad and the Houston & Texas Central Railroad through a region ...

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!