Promotional stunt in non-existent town kills three people
On this day in 1896, the celebrated "Crash at Crush" occurred 15 miles north of Waco in McLennan County. As a publicity stunt for the Katy Railroad, two railroad engines were deliberately crashed...(Read More)
ELIZA, TEXAS. Eliza was on the Neches River five miles northeast of Augusta in northeastern Houston County. A post office opened there in 1859, and by the early 1870s the community had several stores and a number of houses. Its post office was discontinued in 1871. By the mid-1930s the community no longer appeared on highway maps.
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