Continue down Main and stop for a bit at the Bastrop County Historical Society Museum at 702 Main Street, nestled on the banks of the Colorado River, just north of the Old Ferry Crossing. The site for this building was purchased in 1850 by John Cornelson for $80, and he built the main house later that same year. The western boundary of this lot extended farther at the time, but was washed away by the flood of 1869 and subsequent high waters of the Colorado River. In later years, this was the site of a furniture craft shop, and then again became a residence- this time for a river ferryboat operator. The museum was established in 1952 to preserve materials, artifacts and documents relating to the history of the Little Colony of Stephen F. Austin, Bastrop County and the City of Bastrop. Gathered are many artifacts and records recalling pioneer days in Texas when Bastrop, once known as Mina, was a frontier colony on the Old San Antonio Road, El Camino Real de los Tejas.