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Brooks-Wilbarger House

  • 1403 Main St
  • Bastrop, TX 78602
Major A.M. Brooks and his wife, Althea, built this Greek Revival home in 1851. James Harvey and Dorothy Wilbarger acquired the property in 1865. While a teenager, James, son of noted scalping victim Josiah Wilbarger, served in the U.S.-Mexico War.
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