Phone: 325.572.3365
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This barbershop started out as the post office in Bradshaw, Texas,  constructed in 1922 by Noah Bailey. It was moved to Old Abilene Town in the 1960’s where it stayed until purchased by Dr. Rode at a public auction. In the early 1900’s, a barbershop was a place where you could not only get a haircut and a shave but you could also have a bath or get your shoes shined. The barbershop was also the local hangout for men to discuss politics and other aspects of daily life.

This Day in Texas History

  • 1883 On this day in 1883, the Fifty Cent Act was repealed. The act, advocated by Governor O. M. Roberts and passed in July 1879, provided for the selling of Texas land for fifty cents an acre, with one-half of the proceeds to be used to pay down the public debt and the other half to establish a permanent school fund. The act opened to settlement about fifty-two Texas counties, in which the state sold 3,201,283 acres for $1,600,641.55. The Fifty Cent Act was repealed as a public necessity due to fraudulent land speculation

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Taylor County History Center
133 N. William Street
Buffalo Gap, Texas 79508

Museum: 325-572-3365
Offices: 325-572-3974