Due to abundant timber and a salt dome that had the area’s only dependable spring, Acadians obtained lands near Erath c. 1781. Thus the first southern prairie Acadian settlement was established. It was known as “The Spring.” — — Map (db m101648) HM
The Erath Sugar Co.
Erath Sugar Refinery was built in the year 1910.
In the year 1914 the Earth Sugar Company, LTD.
acquired this bell from the Rose Hill refinery
and was used to summon canefield workers.
Dedicated to the . . . — — Map (db m101649) HM