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The newspapers in this collection were digitized by the Portal to Texas History, thanks to a 2014 TexTreasures grant, awarded by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Funds for this grant came from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Approximately 1000 pages of fragile and rare newspapers from San Marcos and Hays County were digitized. The project will also include the preservation microfilming of these newspapers. These papers date from the mid-1800s, and are significant because they tell the story of Hays County as it developed from a small agricultural area, to a growing center for education and training.

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