The Wild West

Katy Flyer, 1912, somewhere in Central Texas.

Rustlers at work, 1874.

Vigilante justice, as practiced in the Knobbs, in the years following the Civil War.

Outlaw Bill Longley of Evergreen especially hated Blacks.

Many farmers grew peanuts in the sandy soil of Lee County.

Red bricks and watermelon, two of the Elgin's area's most famous products.

Old Bank, McDade.

Advertisements from Bastrop, 1850s.

Bird's-eye view of downtown Bastrop, 1887.

Gas station and garage at Wells Prairie, 1980.