408 East Main Street
Eagle Lake, TX 77434
(979) 234-7442
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  • Eagle Lake was at one time filled with floating islands which moved with the winds and current
  • Eagle Lake had two native sons who were Texas Rangers, and two more Texas Rangers who were law officers?
  • That excursion trains would come from Houston, sometimes three at once, bringing weekend vacationers to enjoy the festivities at Eagle Lake?
  • That there were bullfights held at City Square?
  • Eagle Lake was a popular resort with parties, picnics, dancing, boating, fishing, with grand events held at the Pavilion?
  • Lissie was known as “New Philadelphia?”
  • The old town square was all sand with a windmill and a watering trough, and range cattle would gather to bed down in the sand at night  in large herds?
  • All the stores along main street had awnings and wooden porches in front?
  • In 1903 the streets of Eagle Lake were graveled and sidewalks were laid?
  • Pioneer Patrick Reels was granted land around the lake in 1835?
  • The Eagle Lake State Bank moved into its new brick building on main in 1907?
  • There were 12 passenger trains coming in and out of Eagle Lake in 1907?
  • The first octagon shaped pavilion/bandstand was built on the square in 1905?
  • The last bandstand disappeared in 1951 and a new city hall was built on the square?
  • John Matthews and  Dr. Norris bought the first automobiles in Eagle Lake?
  • In the early days people had no window screens and used mosquito netting over their beds?
  • Eagle Lake had the largest sugar refinery in the South?

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Then Visit Us at the Prairie Edge Museum.

Our Mission

To preserve and share the history and culture of Eagle Lake, Texas and surrounding areas through our collections, publications, archives, artifacts, and educational programs.

Our Vision

To become a premier small town museum and center for education, research, and enjoyment of the roots and culture of our community and region. Support our vision with your visits, contributions, and volunteerism. Join our efforts to collect, catalog, and preserve our history for future generations.