EASTLAND

General.. The population is 3,705 and the Altitude is 1,421

Established about 1875 as the 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 re 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 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission. The 360 foot stage adjacent to museum is the site of famed Easter Sunrise Pageant, as well as the presentations of Biblical events. Thurs. and Fri. nights at 9 p.m. Four miles west of Eastland on U.S 80. Admission.

OLD RIP the HORNED FROG

- According to apparently authentic records and witnesses, a Texas horned frog ( a type of lizard) was sealed in the corner stone of an Eastland courthouse built in 1897. In 1928 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 n 6X10 foot mural of postage stamps. Seven years and some 12,000 stamps were required to produce the mosaic of historical scenes and famous stamps. Post Office, 400 block East Main.