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Commissioner Cook reads a tribute to Otto Sauls during Commissioners Court on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022.

  • 8 February 2022
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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A barn built by Otto Sauls. Photo courtesy of Ella Sauls Morrison and Tina Steiner.Even after Mr. Sauls became blind from an injury that he sustained falling off of a house he was building and severed his optic nerves when he hit his head, he continued to perform maintenance on the house where he and his wife, Ethel lived. He could still do carpentry work from memory.  He commented you can’t just sit around and wait to die.  While he lamented his loss of sight, he still enjoyed feeling the sunshine on his face. He was persistently sought for his knowledge as to how much lumber and hardware one would need to purchase for projects which he could do by memory.

His craftsman skills are still on display on a walk or drive through old Town Round Rock today.

Otto Sauls, a home-grown trailblazer and legendary carpenter leaving a positive impact!

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