Visit memorial room at Depot for area veterans Posted in: News Visitors who come to the depot museum usually wander into the Veterans Room where they are greeted by hundreds of names of area veterans listed on the walls. These lists cover the Civil War, World Wars I-II, Korea, Vietnam plus others.This enormous project was the passion of an Elgin museum board member in the early years. Francis P. Smith was born and raised in Elgin, the fourth generation of his family. He was a Korean War veteran.He graduated from The University of Texas at El Paso in 1971, took extra classes in microbiology and became a microbiologist for the Texas State Health Department. After retirement, he returned to ...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!