“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Bastrop in Bastrop County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

The Bastrop Advertiser

The Bastrop Advertiser Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ross Perkins, April 8, 2013
1. The Bastrop Advertiser Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  In June 1852, Bastrop's 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 shop on Main Street in March 1853. Thomas C. Cain tool over the business when his brother retired, 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 during the Civil War, the paper has continuously served Bastrop residents. Through the years, the paper has focused on the area's news and rich history.
Erected 2003 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13123.)
Location. 30° 6.598′ N, 97° 19.134′ W. Marker is in Bastrop, Texas, in Bastrop County. Marker is on Water Street south of Chestnut Street (Texas Highway 150), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located against the building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 908 Water Street, Bastrop TX 78602, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bastrop County Jail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Felipe Henrique Neri, Baron de Bastrop (about 300 feet away); Captain James Burleson (about 600 feet away); First National Bank of Bastrop (about 700 feet away); First Baptist Church of Bastrop (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas H. Mays (approx. mile away); Site of Bastrop Military Institute (approx. 0.4 miles away); H. P. Luckett House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bastrop.
Also see . . .  The Bastrop Advertiser. (Submitted on May 10, 2013.)
Categories. Communications
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 7, 2013, by Ross Perkins of Cedar Creek, Texas. This page has been viewed 437 times since then and 39 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 7, 2013, by Ross Perkins of Cedar Creek, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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