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The Bastrop Advertiser

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908 Water, Bastrop, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 30° 6' 25.7976", -97° 19' 6.2976"
    Texas State
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    In June 1852, the Bastrop Colorado Reveille Newspaper ended its brief run. In December of that year, William J. Cain, a young printer from Mississippi, bought the press and printing materials and started the Bastrop Advertiser.
The newspaper began as a weekly publication from a store on Main Street in March of 1853. Thomas C. Cain later took over the business upon his brother's retirement, and his son, T.W. Cain, followed him as owner and editor.
In 1920, Cain sold the paper, which was later owned by the J. O. Smith Family of Elgin. Except for a period of time during the American Civil War, The Bastrop Advertiser news paper has continuously served local residents. Throughout the years, the paper has focused on the area's rich history and news. (2003)

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

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