Local currencies: Eagle Lake wages and company stores December 04, 2019 - 00:00 Posted in: News Eagle Lake Remembers There was always a country breeze blowing across the Colorado River bottom, whether in summer or winter. The noisy old wagon wheels scraping along, and an occasional birdsong were music to a plantation owner’s ears. In 1898, the big, strong Missouri type mules pulling the wagons were as ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!