I became interested in the history of Beautiful Downtown Derby when the title company provided the original plat for my property during purchase. The Hufbauer reserve caught my eye, What Was this? During Research I found this property was set aside by A.J. Hufbauer for the purpose of developement of a new city. It is thought that the name of El Paso came from his hometown of El Paso Illinois. There is also a Minnich’s reserve to the north who joined in the developement of what is now Derby.

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