History honored, made at city Birthday Bash Posted in: News 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!