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

Wagon Barn


Wagon BarnThe red wagon barn is one of the iconic images of the historic village.  Inside it are many of the items that would have been seen between 1904 and 1925. There are many items stored in the barn that were used daily in the early 20th century. Looking around the barn, you can see a washboard, old washing machines, a spinning wheel, a cobbler bench, old ice hooks, a corn sheller, water pumps and many other items used during that era.

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  • 1883 On this day in 1883, the Fifty Cent Act was repealed.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 The Fifty Cent Act was repealed as a public necessity due to fraudulent land speculation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