Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Keeping Jasper County History Alive

Family Records, Old Newspapers, and Local History Kept Safe at the Jasper County Jail
Bertie Bryant, Jimmie Tanner and their cohorts at the Jasper County Historical Commission (JCHC) have the distinction of talking their way into jail, and they're proud of it. Up until a few years ago, members of the commission kept the important county archives in their own homes, but then the Texas Historical Commission started requiring that records be kept in a central location with public access.

About the same time, Jasper County built the new jail adjacent to the sheriff's office and decommissioned the old jail on the courthouse square.The old jail then got a second life protecting the records of the Jasper County Historical Commission....
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