What's Up With Hippo Nation?
As the story goes...a circus train stopped at the depot in 1915 to take on passengers, pick up mail and water, and feed the animals. During this historic stop, it is said that a hippo escaped and made its way to nearby Cottonwood Creek. Farmers and merchants watched in amusement as unsuccessful efforts were made to extricate the troublesome hippo from the muddy waters. Soon after the incident, the Hutto School adopted the hippo as its mascot. In 2003, the Texas Legislature recognized Hutto as the Official Hippo Capital of Texas.
See the City's map of ALL the hippos in Hutto