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

Print Shop

In the mid-1880’s the printing machine was invented. Information could then be published and distributed on a wider scale than ever before. Multiple newspapers would appear in a town. In order to gain the attention of readers, some of the newspapers would print scandalous stories and comic strips. By the end of the 1920’s there were more than 2500 different daily newspapers being printed across the country. As technology advanced and the radio became popular, the newspaper industry was weakened but it has yet to be abolished completely.

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  • 1883 On this day in 1883, the Fifty Cent Act was repealed.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 The Fifty Cent Act was repealed as a public necessity due to fraudulent land speculation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