Eastland Pop. 4,531 Alt. 1,421

Established about 1875 as seat of Eastland county, grew primarily as a trade center for surrounding farms and ranches. Current area resources include oil, ranching, farming and manufacturing. Eastland County ranks fifth in the state in peanut production. Fruit, pecans, vegetables and feed crops are also important.

Kendrick Religious Museum -

Designed and built especially for the purpose, museum presents 30 diorama scenes from the Holy Bible with special sound and lighting effects. Open daily 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. admission. The 360-foot stage adjacent to the museum is the site of famed Easter Sunrise Pageant, as well as presentations of biblical events Thurs. and Fri. nights at 9p.m. mid-June through mid-August. Four miles west of Eastland on Texas 6. Admission.

"Old Rip" the Horned Frog -

According to apparently authentic records and witnesses, a Texas horned frog (a type of lizard) was somehow sealed in the cornerstone of an Eastland courthouse built in 1897. In 1928 (31 years later) a new courthouse was erected, the prior cornerstone was opened, and the horned frog was found alive! The small animal received great publicity; was displayed nationally. When it died the following year, it was placed in a glass-front casket, on view in the present county courthouse.

Post Office Mural -

National and Post Office history depicted in 6 X 10 foot mural of postage stamps. Seven years and some 12,000 stamps were required to produce the mosaics of historical scenes and famous stamps. Post Office, 400 block East Main.


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