Elgin City Council declares 2022 as the Sesquicentennial year for Elgin with a proclamation
WHEREAS, the City of Elgin was established in 1872 on the Houston and Texas Central Railroad as a one square mile area around the H&TC Depot and named for Robert Morris Elgin, the railroad’s land commissioner; and
WHEREAS, in 1879 Elgin was described as a “thriving depot town” of 400 with a newspaper, a gin, and a gristmill; and
WHEREAS, today, Elgin has a population of 10,598, and is a thriving community with a newspaper, multiple major employers producing bricks, sausage and more, with significant residential and commercial growth; and
WHEREAS, the City Council appointed the Elgin Sesquicentennial Committee to develop a plan for celebrating this historic anniversary of our city; and
WHEREAS, the Sesquicentennial Committee through partnerships with organizations and businesses and dedicated volunteer efforts will recognize our history, record and preserve oral histories, develop an Elgin history book to share our community’s unique aspects, and develop existing and new events for the whole community; and
WHEREAS, an Elgin Founders Day Celebration will be held Saturday, August 20, 2022; and
WHEREAS, a time capsule will be created and dedicated at a New Year’s Eve gala on Saturday December 31, 2022; and
WHEREAS, contests throughout the year will involve our youth in celebrating the Sesquicentennial through words and art; and
WHEREAS, the City of Elgin will be 150 years old in 2022 and events during the Sesquicentennial year will celebrate Elgin’s history, community and future,
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ron M. Ramirez, Mayor of the City of Elgin, do hereby proclaim this, the year of 2022 be known as
Elgin Sesquicentennial Year
in Elgin, Texas and call upon the people of Elgin to join their friends and neighbors throughout this community in celebrating the history and the future of our town.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand and caused the seal of the City of Elgin, Texas to be affixed this 4th day of January 2022.
Ron M. Ramirez, Mayor City of Elgin, Texas