Phone: 325.572.3365
Tues-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5        

Past Chautauqua Videos

Click on the links below to access the videos on YouTube.

October 14, 2017  Hang ‘Em High, Frontier Justice by Dr. Lydia Long

September 9, 2017  Cynthia Parker: The Comanche with the Blue Eyes by Zoe Kirkpatrick

July 8, 2017  Cornelia Fort: The First Woman Pilot to Die in the Line of Duty  by Carol Cain

April 1, 2017  Capture of Dilligen Bridge and Liberation by William Lenches of the 12th Armored Museum

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  • 1883 On this day in 1883, the Fifty Cent Act was repealed.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 The Fifty Cent Act was repealed as a public necessity due to fraudulent land speculation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