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Dive into the History of the Eastland

The Eastland Chamber of Commerce, which was chartered with the State of Texas on May 23, 1921, has been a long-standing influence in the community. It was established as a member organization, governed by a board of directors who were elected by a voting membership. The earliest known by-laws on file for the organization are dated October 16, 1919. Subsequent editions of these by-laws also exist in the files at the Chamber office and are an important part of early Eastland history.

Written minutes from as far back as 1926, reveal a unique account of early day business in Eastland and show that development of the business community was the focus from early on in the history of the Chamber of Commerce. Familiar old Eastland names appear time and again in these minutes, re-enforcing the strength and influence our early day businesses and citizens had on our community.