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Paul Roux Museum

The Paul Roux History Museum is a small private museum, telling the story of our quaint little village, rich in history and showcasing forgotten crafting and life skills of the time. Paul Roux is a town situated in the Thabo Mofutsanyana region of the Free State Province in South Africa. The town was laid out in 1909 by Reverend Paul Roux, who the town is named after. Paul Roux is an important producer of poplar wood for the safety match industry. The town’s main industry however still remains general farming. This town has a population of approximately 500 inhabitants and the majority of them speak Afrikaans. Paul Roux was founded in 1909 on the farm Wassou and named Duplessisvale and later renamed by Dutch Reform minister Paul Roux. A Boer monument is located next to the Sand River on the farm Tevrede, commemorating children that died from measles during the Great Trek. Former South African president P. W. Botha was born in 1916 the farm Telegraaf in the Paul Roux district. The town lies in an area with brilliant sandstone cliffs in the Sand River valley. Like most eastern Free State towns, there are numerous examples of sandstone buildings like the Dutch Reformed Church, school and private houses Dinosaur footprints left on sandstone rock can be seen on the farm, Uniondale in the district. # YOUTUBE link: Skip to 1:10 for Paul Roux.
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