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Bastrop: The First 175 Years (2007)

Texas Economic Development Council

Sound | 2007

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  •  Settlement 
  •  Bastrop’s most famous ghost story 
  •  Texas Revolution 
  •  Republic of Texas 
  •  Development following the Civil War 
  •  Home of former Texas Governor Joseph D. Sayers 
  •  Kerr Community Center 
  •  Bastrop State Park 
  •  Camp Swift 
  •  Roosevelt “Grey Ghost” Williams, a blues pianist born in Bastrop 
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Presented by the City of Bastrop, this promotional film briefly reviews the history of Bastrop from Spanish settlement to the present day. Throughout, the film highlights historic locations such as the Kerr Community Center and Bastrop State Park as well as prominent individuals, like former Texas Governor Joseph D. Sayers and blues pianist Roosevelt Williams. The modern narrator is joined by the Baron de Bastrop, the city’s namesake, illustrating how Bastrop is “a place where the past and present meet.”