OCTOBER IN ROUND ROCK (dates in history)

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The Time Capsules stories are prepared by Bob Brinkman
Texas Historical Commission

Dr. Thomas Kenney moves his family from Bastrop to Brushy Creek (south of current Palm Valley church), builds the first permanent residence in Williamson County.

The Georgetown Independent reports T. C. Thompson of Round Rock has a wheat mill in full operation.

A yellow fever epidemic imposes a quarantine on Round Rock and other rail towns.

Williamson County bales more cotton than any other county in the United States.

The building and stock of the Round Rock Mercantile Company (now Turner Furniture building) burn to the ground, a loss of $40,000.  The Volunteer Fire Department arrive in time to save the drugstore next door.

Round Rock plays their first-ever football game, falling 40-0 to Liberty Hill.  Principal J. A. Ferguson also served as head coach.

Round Rock schools have a half-day on the 24th as the town celebrates Liberty Bonds Day to support the war effort.

The Class of 1920 elects its officers: President Raymond Studer, Vice-President Mayme Bradley and Secretary Olive Crimm.

Marion Sunden opens the City Cafe downtown.  Also, the Chamber of Commerce and Round Rock Choral Club are formed.

An entry from the Round Rock Cheese Factory wins first prize at the Texas State Fair.

Round Rock votes 102-10 to install a $23,000 sewage disposal system through the Works Progress Administration.  Also, a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp is active at Pflugerville, working mostly on erosion control projects in the area.

Twenty blocks of city streets are paved for the first time.  Paving along Main Street is later extended from the Trinity Home to the Old Settlers Park (now 620 at I-35).  Also, Stony Point rural school is accredited by the state.

Dial telephone service arrives, replacing operators in Round Rock.