Jail, Burnet County (Old Jail)
- Letter from Truett Latimer, Texas State Historical Survey Committee, to Mrs. L. S. Skaggs, Chairman, Burnet County Historical Survey Committee, 5 May 1966, with Building Medallion application.
- "Churches Proved Safer Than” by Hart Stillwell, article from unknown newspaper dated Wed. Oct. 18, 1967
- “Burnet Jail, Built in 1884, One of Oldest Bastiles Still in Use’,
article from The Highlander, Marble Falls, TX, 2 April 1970
- Copy of inscription on Burnet County Jail
- Brief description of Burnet County Jail
- The Highlander 29 Mar 1979; "Burnet County Jail" - picture of jail looking northeast from the top of the courthouse
- Letter from Gerron S. Hite, Staff Architect, Texas Historical Commission, to Judge D. C. Kincheloe, 1 Aug 1988 . 2 copies
- Letter from Susan J Dickey to Burnet County Public Library asking for
information about F.E. Ruffini and the County Jail, 28 Aug 1992
- Letter from Paula Harris, Burnet County Library Director to Susan Dickey, Texas Tech University, 15 Sept 1992
- Letters from F.E. Ruffini to County Judge J.A. (Crews?), 26 Feb (1914?
1974?), 14 Nov (19??), 13 Jan (19??), 5 April (19??), 23 May (19??)
- Letter from F.E. Ruffini to W.S. Hill 20 May (????)
- Picture of entry to jail, close up, 8 April 1971
- Picture of jail, wide angle,8 April 1971
- Series of pictures of the old Jail (undated) and from north, east, and NE
- Jailhouse Cookbook, published
in 1976 by Burnet County Library and Burnet County Historical Society.
A cookbook published as a fund raiser for the Burnet County Free
Library, features recipes from the community as well as Mrs Essie
Rollingsworth Riddell, wife of Burnet County Sheriff Wallace Riddel,
who cooked for the inmates of the jail for more than 35 years.
- Unsourced newspaper clipping dated 9 March 1978 with picture of Essie
Riddell as she moves her furniture out of the old jail.
- "Burnet County Jailhouse: 82-year-old relic's days of holding prisoners numbered" The Highlander 23 Mar 1978
- Information written by B D Moore entitled "Jail on Avenue K and North First"; "Had prisoner, Will Lacy, as best I can determine. He set jail on fire and before anyone could get him out, he was killed. Jail built in 1936 sits 1/2 block off Main. According to Mr. Carl Lyda, there was only one prisoner held here. He was jaialed for rowdy behavior at a street dance. Friends broke him out shortly after being locked up."
- Site Visit Report on condition and history the old jail building by Adam Alsobrook, Project Reviewer, Division of Architecture, Texas Historical Commission. 3 pages, dated 21 May 2013.
- Letter from Tommye Potts, BCHC Chair to Texas Historical Commission, 31 October 2012, with application for Certified Local Government grant for jail renovation.
Historical Pilgrimage May 4, 1972 1. Entire
issue of May 4, 1972 Jefferson Jimplecute newspaper on Historical
1. Copy of article dated July 10, 1964
titled “Jenks Branch Near Liberty Hill Offers Clues and Stories of
Civil War Days”
King's Daughters, The
- Application for Official Texas Historical Marker
Three page, typed history of Joppa. Undated, author unknown, with footnotes.
- Texas Hiways, October 1971, with article “Big Day in Joppa” by
Frank G. Kelly Jr. The story is about dove season and has
pictures of Susie Taylor, Gale Price, Pokey Oakley, Sam Hamilton, Bill
Bryson, E. B Price, Buck Asher, Ellis Taylor.
Copy of Commissioner Court minutes, 25 May 1942, concerning
consolidation of Bertram school district with Live Oak, Joppa, Shady
Grove, and Providence schools.
Two copies of another typed Joppa history.
Copy of proposed words for Texas Historical Marker for Joppa Community.
- Manila folder with copies of application for Official Texas Historical Marker.
- Original “Resolutions of Respect” from the Joppa Union Sunday
School to Miss Lucy Ater. Written on back is “given by Mrs. Bill
Newspaper clipping from Dallas Morning News dated July 11, 1971 by
Frank X. Tolbert titled “Did Camel Drivers Start Mahomet Town?”
Picture of a family picnic at Joppa inscribed on the back to Will and Mable
Picture of people sitting on a bluff above water inscribed on the back George
Picture of fish fry at the Ater place inscribed on back to Will and Mable
Picture of group including Raymond Dale Price dated Aug 18, 1925
Picture of Joppa picnic undated
Attendance chart for Dale Price in the primary class of the Joppa
Baptist Sunday School for April, 1957. The teacher was Mrs. Guin
- The Picayune, 30 Dec 2009; "The Blowing Joppa Winds" by Rachel Bryson
- The Picayune, 28 Sep 1994; "Joppa continues to persevere" by Rachel Bryson
- The Picayune 30 Dec 2009; "Tales of Joppa Christmas past" by Rachel Bryson
Compilation of 52 pages detailing information on women known as King's Daughters of CanadaKingsland - See Llano County/Kingsland
1. Texas Historical Commission form for Krause Springs
2. The Picayune, 20 Sept. 1995,A Haven in the Hill Country