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History Center for Aransas County

 

The Aransas County Newseum:
145th Anniversary of the Rockport Pilot

Exhibit Opening

Saturday, Nov. 1, 3 p.m.

History Center for Aransas County
801 E. Cedar, Rockport, TX

The Aransas County Newseum: 145th Anniversary of the Rockport Pilot exhibit will feature a timeline beginning during the early days of Charles Bailey publishing the local newspaper, The Transcript, to the publishing era of Roy Rogero and Roy Wood, through today with Mike Probst serving as editor and publisher of The Rockport Pilot. The exhibit will include a timeline of history relating to the news of Aransas County from 1869 to 2014.  Items related to publishing as well as the editor’s lives will be displayed. It will also feature exhibits showing ways gathering the news, publishing and dispensing the news has changed and yet stayed the same.  Other exhibits, “Power of the Press” and “Keeping Rockport, the Charm of the Coast” feature headlines and editorials, which impacts decision-making in Aransas County.


The Publishers through the years:

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Charles Bailey

 

Roy Woods
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Roy Rogero
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Mike Probst
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Through the years:

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 Gathering the News 

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  News Distribution Timeline

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  Changes in Producing The Rockport Pilot

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Don't Stop the Presses

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Timelines:

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1868 - 1888
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1900 - 1940
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1946 - 1976
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1976 - Present
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The Inventions of Charles Bailey:

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Bailey Patents
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The Friends of the History Center would like to thank The Margaret Sue Rust Foundation for their support of the exhibit "The Aransas County Newseum: 145th Anniversary of the Rockport Pilot" and for their support for the book "30 Years Through the Lens/News" by Mike Probst.

The History Center for Aransas County is part of Aransas Pathways, a venue tax project focusing on recreational activities for visitors and residents of Aransas County. Visit
www.aransasapathways.com for more information.

 


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