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Buffalo Gap Post Office

BG Post Office

This building was the first free standing post office in Buffalo Gap. Just a few blocks away from where it stands now, this post office stood in the Postmaster’s front yard.

The Postmaster, Charlie McDonald, built this building in 1950 for about $600. Being Postmaster in the 1920’s was an important job and a great honor for anyone who managed to secure the job. You had to be appointed by the Postmaster General. People who wanted to be Postmaster would have to run their own campaigns and become figureheads of the community. The Postmasters of each town were able to keep the profit that their post office made.

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  • 1883 On this day in 1883, the Fifty Cent Act was repealed.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 The Fifty Cent Act was repealed as a public necessity due to fraudulent land speculation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