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Dimon-Erhard House

  • 1402 Main St
  • Bastrop, TX 78602
Cayton Erhard served as a member of the 1841 Texan Santa Fe Expedition. He was captured, but survived. Years later, he purchased this home with his wife, Harriet, from M.O. Dimon who lost his business in the 1862 Bastrop fire. Cayton opened a drug store on Main Street in 1865.
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