HISTORIC — The Milam County Museum has donated copies of the recently-reprinted “History of Milam County” to each of the Rockdale ISD school libraries. The volume, by Cameron-area historian Lelia Batte, has been out of print for 64 years. Susan Larson of the museum board made the presentation on Monday. From left: Larson; Pam Kaufmann, assistant superintendent for administration and instruction; Genella Korenek, chief financial officer; Cari Veit, elementary library; Pat Elliott, junior-high library; Sarah Cleveland, high school library.
DAR VISIT — Texas Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Regent Judy Ostler (L) was in Milam County recently to discuss making improvements to the TxDAR Centennial Park, on US 79 near the Brazos River. The park was built in 1936 by the Sarah McCalla Chapter of the DAR of Cameron. In 1955 the highway route changed and the original park became landlocked and forgotten. The marker at the original settlement was moved to the present location in the 1970s.
Pictured with Ostler is State Chair Lucile Estell.
Rockdale Reporter - 2017-03-09
Photo by Mike Brown - Rockdale Reporter
Photo courtesy of Lynn Young
Book Signings: "Historic Bridges of Milam County"
2017-04-07 - Lucy Hill Patterson Library - 201 Ackerman - Rockdale - 9:00 - 10:00 AM
2017-04-12 - Thorndale Chamber of Commerce, Main Street, Thorndale - 1:00 - 2:00 PM
2017-04-18 - Milam County Museum, 201 E. Main, Cameron, TX - 1:00 PM
2017-04-20 - Lucy Hill Patterson, 201 Ackerman, Rockdale, TX - 6:00 - 7:00 PM
HISTORY LESSON — The Milam County Historical Commission members recently heard a program presented by Jane Becker, vice-president of the Thorndale branch of Prosperity Bank. During the meeting, held at the Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce, members learned of the rich history of the almost 110 year old bank through archived newspaper articles and photos. Afterwards members toured the bank.
Below is Becker (L) and MCHC Chair, Lynn Forney Young.
Rockdale Reporter - 2017-04-20
Historic Bridge Book Dedicated
CAMERON—The Milam County Historical Commission (MCHC) dedicated its new “Historic Bridges of Milam County” book to the current and past county judges and commissioners during a regular meeting. Monday.
Dr. Lucile Estell spoke of the importance of historic preservation efforts and thanked the Milam officials on behalf of MCHC.
Each county official was presented a book by MCHC Chair Lynn Forney Young. County Judge David Barkemeyer thanked the MCHC for their preservation efforts.
“We appreciate what you do,” Estell said.