Bastrop TX Moves Historical Fire Apparatus into New Museum

Volunteers helped make history by moving Bastrop’s (TX) first motorized fire engine into the new museum and visitor’s center.

The 1915 Brockway fire truck, named Engine No. 1, was used to transport men and equipment to fires, but was not equipped with a water tank or pump. Bastrop purchased the truck in 1916.

The visitor’s center is expected to open Dec. 1 and the new museum is slated to open with its first exhibit — Colorado River — at the end of January, according to Robbie Sanders, Bastrop County Historical Society president. The historical society administers the museum and visitor’s center.

“We’ll be continuing to move museum items into the new center throughout December,” Sanders said.

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