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Milam Museum hosting ‘Old Santa Fe’


Cameron’s old Santa Fe Depot was located in “Dutch Town,’ topic for April 24 meeting at museum. Cameron’s old Santa Fe Depot was located in “Dutch Town,’ topic for April 24 meeting at museum. CAMERON—The Milam County Historical Museum would like to invites the community to an evening exploring “Old Sante Fe Town” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at the museum in downtown Cameron.

Jackie Thornton, Milam County Historical Commission member, said the speaker will be Gene Mitchan, a long time resident of Milam County.

“His topic will be the history of Cameron’s Old Sante Fe Town, also known as ‘Dutch Town’,” she said. “After his presentation, questions will be answered and refreshments will be served.”

The “Dutch Town” area has recently received a Texas Historical Marker for the Wied Store and plans include additional markers for the area.

“Its location on the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail will have a significant impact on the area.,” Thornton said.

Mitchan will talk about the area, the businesses and the daily life of the people who worked there, including his own family.

Thornton said A DVD will be available at the museum after the presentation.

“This is the first in a series of events the museum is planning to introduce the citizens of Milam County and the surrounding area to the museum and to the history of Milam County,” she said.

The recently renovated museum is located at 112 West 1st Street across from the Milam County Courthouse.


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