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Lake Travis, Colorado River
  • Photo of Bluebonnet Fishing Camp, undated
Lake Victor Story     
  1. Newspaper article dated January 20, 1972 by Greg Olds titled “ ‘Lake Victor Story’ Recalls Olden Days” including picture of Trinity Professor Dr. M.G. Bowden and Maurice C. Shelby author of “The Lake Victor Story”.  Both men are natives of Lake Victor.
  2. Typed paragraph about Lake Victor
  3. Picayune, 22 July 2009, "News Accounts Paint Colorful Picture of Old Lake Victor" by Rachel Bryson.
  4. See also "The Lake Victor Story" by Maurice C. Shelby, published 1971; 208 pages, not indexed; many photographs, family histories, info of schools, churches, businesses; cemetery listings, newspaper articles, and much more.  On the shelf in HBFL's Dobie Room. 
  5. Index of Photos and News Stories from "The Lake Victor Story" by Maurice C. Shelby; 10 typed pages.
  6. The Picayune, 5 Aug 2009, "Lake Victor Celebrates 106 years Saturday"
  7. Burnet Bulletin, 26 July 1993, "Shelby Recalls Lake Victor's Heyday" with photo of M. G. Shelby
  8. The Picayune, 8 Aug 2007, "Lake Victor Hosting Annual Homecoming", by Daniel Clifton
  9. The Picayune, 22 July 2009, "News Accounts Paint Colorful Picture of Old Lake Victor" by Rachel Bryson
  10. Burnet Bulletin 12 Dec 2014; "Masons honored at Lake Victor Lodge"
  11. Hill Country Magazine, Winter 2005; two pictures taken of Lake Victor area.
  12. "Lake Victor, Don't Bring Your Boat", by Billie Warner Buck.  Nine pages, 4 pages of pictures; report presented to Edwards Plateau Historical Association annual meeting, October 2015; compiled from old letters, deeds, wills, church history and memories of friends and family. 

See Also "The Lake Victory Story" by Maurice Shelby -- lists the names of thousands of Lake Victor citizens.  It contains lists of church members, Masonic Lodge Members, school personnel and many others,

  1. Brochure about Lampasas,
  2. Texas Newspaper clipping from The American-Statesman titled “Treaty Oak Perfect Specimen of Its Kind” by Clare Ogden Davis
  3. Texas Heritage Workshop Agenda  List of sources for doing a program or contest on “Cattle Brands and Ranch Histories” (2 copies)
  4. Three page typed history of Lampasas
  5. Copy of  newspaper article from Lampasas Record by Alfred E. Menn  titled “The Lampasas Story”
  6. Copy of newspaper article from Lampasas Record by Mr. W.R. Young titled “The Town of Lampasas Was Started Before The War Between The States” includes picture of Parks Hotel
  7. Copy of newspaper article from Lampasas Record titled “Some Early Historical Facts and Dates And Other Information of Lampasas County” includes picture of D.C. Thomas, district judge; Martin (last name not copied), county judge;  Col. J.E. Morgan, County clerk;  F. Lewis, County Atty; W.B Abney; Zivley,constable;  E.N. “L” Wolf, deputy sheriff and W.B. McGee, Baptist minister
  8. Copy of newspaper article taken from Lampasas Record September 10, 1936 issue by Mrs. Kate Longfield titled “Some of the Happenings from As Far Back As I Can Remember” Description of Historical Marker at the west door of the Lampasas County Court House (2 copies)
  9. Booklet titled “Stories of Lampasas” by Mrs. W.H. Moses
  10. Booklet by Tad Moses titled “Lampasas Texas Historical Brief” (52 pages)
  11. Newspaper clipping, Temple, Texas, 6 Feb 1977, “Lampasas Blaze Destroys Landmark School Building”, with photo of 1895 Lampasas Middle School after burn.
  12. Typed notes from 1913 Lampasas Leader newspaper concerning Burnet events or citizens.
  13. Newspaper clipping, date and source unknown, “L. M. Stephens Writes Interesting History of Chadwick’s Mill.” [Copy of this article filed in "Mill, Chadwick"
  14. Highland Lakes Weekly 16 Jan 2015; "Civilizing the Wild West." About DeWitt Clinton Thomas.

Land Heritage Awards - see Texas Land Heritage Awards

LBJ Ranch   
  1. Page from The Highlander, 1 Nov 1973.  Article and pictures about the LBJ ranch.  “Ranch of LBJ’s Grandfather Restored With Old Fashioned Care.”
  2. Undated newspaper article about tour entitled A Wagon Ride into History.
  3. Newspaper copy of artilce about Congressman Lyndon B. Johnson from the Burnet Bulletin, 30 June 1938.
  4. Newspaper picture of Johnsons observing the change of Granite Shoals Lake to Lake LBJ from the Marble Falls Highlander dated 2 April 1970.
  5. Several pages of copy from the Record Courier, Johnson City, dated 28 June 1973, about reopening of LBJ home .
  6. Article from Burnet Bulletin, 1974, about LBJ Statue to be Dedicated in Park Ceremonies Saturday, August 24
  7. Unnamed newspaper article dated 29 04 1976 written by Sam Johnson
Ledger From Burnet County Store, 1898-99   
Small notebook itemizing names and goods purchased, along with date and prices.  About 50 pages, written on both sides.  Sample below:
April 27 1898  Westfall Barton, 2 Cultivator bolts, .15
W. P. Hunt, Bro
March 27       1 pr shoes          1.30
Apr 24           1 pants                 .80
May 3             bal on sugar        .75
May 4            1 pr slippers          .90
May 4             1 sk flour           1.10
Legion, Auxilary   
  1. Newspaper clipping, Austin American Statesman, 25 Nov 1948, with photo 
  2. Three copies of program, “10th District Convention of the American Legion” 6 June 1948

Letters, Confederate   
  1. Newspaper clipping, San Antonio Express News, 27 Feb 1977, “Kin of Writers Sought”; about 100 letters from confederate soldiers and families in the state comptroller’s warehouse.
  2. Typed list with three columns, Widow/Pensioner, Veteran, Other; arranged by county.  This may be a list of the letters mentioned in item 1 above.
Letters/Field Family  (This folder is in the Surname file under Feild, Family Letters) 
This file contains letters written during and a couple of years after the Civil War
1) 7 Feb 1861 – R. S. Feild to his mother.
2) 5 Apr 1861 – Thomas A. Feild to his mother, followed by a letter from H. L. Feild to his mother.
3) 30 June 1861 – H. L. Feild to his mother.
4) 27 Nov 1861 – Letter from J. Y Shipman, regarding Mrs. L. M. Feild paper.
5) 4 Jan 1862 – Letter from Annie to Ma & Mrs. Harriet Yoe.
6) 25 Aug 1862 – H. L. Feild to his mother.
7) 12 Mar 1863 – H. L. Feild to his mother.
8) 18 Apr 1863 – H. L. Feild to his mother.
9) 3 Aug 1863 – Jennie (Mrs. H. L.) Feild to her mother-in-law.
10) 6 Aug 1863 – Harry L. Feild to his mother.
11) 4 Oct 1863 – H. L. Feild to his mother.
12) 1 Dec 1863 – Letter from Martha T. Green to Mrs. Feild telling of the death of Harry Feild. Harry was killed on 3 Nov 1863.
13) 3 Feb 1864 – Jennie Feild to her mother-in-law.
14) 31 Mar 1864 – Jennie Feild to her mother-in-law.
15) 5 July 1864 – Jennie Feild to her mother-in-law.
16) 6 Aug 1864 – Jennie Feild to her mother-in-law.
17) 25 Nov 1864 – Jennie Feild to
18) 18 Oct 1866 – Letter from Annie Feild to her mother-in-law telling of the death of her husband.
19) 19 Dec 1866 – Letter from Annie Feild to her mother-in-law.
20) 11 Apr 1867 – Annie Feild to her mother-in-law Lucy Feild.
21) 2 Sep 1867 – Annie Feild to her mother-in-law.
22) 26 Feb 1893? – Letter from A. H. Feild.
23) Copy of picture of Dr. M. A. Feild.
24) Copy of pictures of Harry Lee Feild and Dr. Feild in Tenn & wife.
25) Letter April 23 (no year) from M. A. Feild.
26) Copies of envelopes
27) Copies of 2 pages that are unreadable.
Liberty Hill     
1.  Three pages of poor images of The Williamson County Sun, 28 Aug 1969; “Liberty Hill Once Was Atop a Hill Became Silent Grove, Town Moved East”.  With pictures.
2.  Newspaper page, The Williamson County Sun, 20 March 1975; “Liberty Hill combines the Old and the New”, with pictures
3.  Newspaper clipping, date and source unknown.  “The Austin Story.  Highway Marker Near Georgetown Marks Battle Site.”   Photo of marker  commemorating a battle fought between Texas Rangers and Indians (Manuel Flores on May 18, 1839.
4.  Newspaper  clipping, The Williamson County Sun, 12 Nov 1970, “Liberty Hill Cemetery Dates Back to 1875, with photo of large tombstone.
5.  Copies of #4; poor quality.
6.  Newspaper page, The Libertarian, 2 Sept 1975, about Liberty Hill highschool football and volleyball teams.
7.  Note card from Helen Chesley to Mrs. Price, dated June 15, [no year], thanking her for her help.
8.  Newspaper pages, The Libertarian, April 1975, full issue, 12 pages.
Libraries (Burnet County)
Bertram Library

1. "Bertram Library unveiled" Burnet Bulletin, 1 March 2006
2. "An important plea from Bertram's Historical Committee"  Bertram Enterprise 2 Nov 2005; Donation items from Garrett Wilkinson Museum
3. "Library donation" Burnet Bulletin 19 Apr 2006; 4 books on gardening donated by Master Gardeners
4. picture of Friends of the Bertram Library with plans for the new library, 1 Mar 2006, unknown newspaper
5. Burnet Bulletin 11 Mar 2009; "Bertram gets $2M for 'green' library"
6. Burnet Bulletin 8 Dec 2010; "Library staff begins move into new building
7. The Picayune 6 Nov 2013; "Secret's out: Bertram Library Thrift Store celebrates 30 years of unique items and dedicated volunteers"
Burnet County Library Open House - 1963
  1. Texas Library Journal, TLA Conference, 1975, Dallas
  2. Picture of two women, unidentified, undated.
  3. Sign-in Sheets for Open House, Nat’l Library Week, April 23, 1963
  4. Sign-in Sheets for 10 April 1963
  5. Guest Register, Nov 18, 1962 and stapled together with Guests for Open House at 13th Birthday, Jan 9, 1963
  6. Sign-in Sheets for Nat’l Lib Week Family Night, April 10, 1962
Burnet County Library System
  1. Library Survey Data, 1995
  2. Burnet Bulletin, 2 Aug 1995, Library Requests $130,000 for automation, by Sara Wartes
  3. The River Cities Daily Tribune, 22 Mar 2006; "Burnet County libraries preparing for future" by Daniel Clifton; Burnet and Bertram sites getting facelifts.
  4. Burnet Bulletin 16 Aug 2006; Lending a hand to the lending library" by Chris Crews
  5. The Picayune 7 Sep 2011; "Check out happenings at Burnet County libraries"
  6. The River Cities Tribune 13 Feb 2011; "Dark chapter for Burnet County libraries?" - state funding cuts could have impact in Burnet County - by Nicole Lessin
Burnet - Herman Brown Free Library
  1. Newspaper section, Burnet County Bulletin, 16 Feb 1978, “New Library Dedication is Sunday.”   Notes on the Building of the Herman Brown Free Library.  Pictures of main reading room; Library Board Chairman, Mrs Alvin Nored; Present Librarian Mrs. Price.
  2. Newspaper page, Burnet County Bulletin, 16 Feb 1978, page A5, “Library Dedication Ceremony Sunday”
  3. The Highlander Dec 1981; "Burnet commissioners ponder library problem"
  4. Burnet Bulletin 10 Jan 2007; "Polar Express", cookie wallace, director of Herman Brown Free library, accepts check for most popular Christmas Tree decorating contest
  5. The Picayune 23 May 2007; "Herman Brown Free Library will be getting a new roof soon"
  6. Burnet Bulletin 8 Aug 2007; "A farewell letter to Burnet"; Library Director Cookie Wallace leaving after about 22 years of service
  7. River Cities DailyTribune, 24 April 2008; "Burnet Library's Expansion Beginning"; library supporters plan to raise $3 million in grants for public library, by Raymond V. Whelan.
  8. Burnet Bulletin 30 Apr 2008; "Herman Brown Free Library expansion kicked off"
  9. Burnet Bulletin 9 July 2008; "Need to Expand/Artistic talent, fun stuff for children planned" 60th anniversary
  10. Burnet Bulletin 38 May 2008; "Burnet library celebrates 60th"
  11. Burnet Bulletin 10 Sep 2008; "Commissioners peruse library plans"
  12. Burnet Library Expansion Project September 2008 update newsletter.
  13. The Picayune, 1 April 2009; "Vanished Exhibition Reveals Plight", about a traveling exhibition  by the nonprofit TRACES Center for History and Culture.  The exhibit reveals how thousands of German-Americans during WWII were labeled unfairly as "potentially dangerous enemy aliens" at the time  and put in camps.
  14. Burnet Bulletin, 22 April 2009; "Grant to help young readers' parents"; a grant through CTLS that provides training for library staff to work with parents of young children.
  15. Unknown newspaper and date:  photo of Lucille O'Donnell, Burnet County Librarian.
  16. Burnet Bulletin 7 Oct 2009 "Friends: Gear up for new building"
  17. Burnet Bulliten, 30 Dec 2009, article about new public library in the works. 
  18. Burnet Bulletin, 28 Jan 2009, Burnet library switches site.
  19. unknown paper, 21 July 1977, article "Burnet Commissioners Accept library building with picture of Janet Crain moving books.
  20. DailyTribune, 29 Nov 2011, "Feds Deny Funds for New Burnet Library" by Raymond V. Whelan
  21. Burnet Bulletin 25 Dec 2002; "Craft group begins" for children ages 6-11.
  22. The Picayune 30 Nov 2011; "New chapter is ahead for library,, newspaper" by Raymond V. Whelan
  23. The Picayune 11 Feb 2015; Picture of James & Marie Herbort, JoAnn Myers, Betsy Engelbrecht and Leonard Smith, + article about the Friends purchasing Herbort's office for library expansion.
Marble Falls Library   
  1. Pictures and  newspaper article from The Highlander about antique Stetson hat display case including letter from Thelma Malloy, Display Director of Neiman-Marcus dated December 14, 1967 to Mrs. Dan Purvis
  2. Handwritten copy of the Marble Falls Library Board Meeting for Dec. 10, 1957 about insuring books
  3. Newspaper article from The Highlander by Pauline M. Edwards dated January 9, 1975 titled “Saturday Named Mary Griffin Day as Marble Falls Library Officially Opens” including pictures of Mary Griffin and Lois Anderson, founding mother of MFL
  4. Newspaper photo of opening ceremonies of MFL including Mary Griffin, State Senator John Traeger, Marble Falls Mayor Chafee, Agnes Hefner and Thomas Shefelman
  5. Newspaper photos of inside and outside views of new MFL
  6. Newspaper  photos from The Highlander dated January 16, 1975 including Mary Griffin, Mayor Dean Chafee, House of Representatives member Dave Allred, Senator John Traeger and House of Representatives member Camm Lary, Jr.
  7. River Cities Tribune August 20, 2004 “Marble Falls Public Library Fair---What’s in it for you?”
  8. Llano News, 3 Jan 2007, Photo and caption of Clyde Smith, President of the Blubonnet Chapter, SAR, and Betsy Engelbrecht of Marble Falls Library.
  9. 2 handwritten cards about beginning of Marble Falls Library and picture of Old Burnet Jail.
Oakalla Library
 no information collected as of 2012
Libraries (Llano County)
Lakeshore Library
  1. Daily Tribune, 30 Jan 2009, "Texas Authors to Speak at the Lakeshore Library Book Festival."  Article abut the festival and photos of authors Lisa Wingate and Mike Cox.
Llano County Library
  1. Picayune, 19 Oct 2005 - Newspaper article about library getting back to normal after 2nd LLano County Book Festival.
  2. Llano Buzz, 26 April 2006, 'Dian Ray celebrates 25th anniversary. 
  3. Lake Country Life insert Burnet Bulletin, 14 Oct 2009, "Buildings for books bear history"
 Live Oak     
  1. Brief paragraph about Live Oak
  2. Note about Live Oak School including names of V. Bertram and wife I. and J.W. Stewart, J.R. Williams, J.T. Stewart and A.C. Perry
  3. Typed page report of Live Oak Community including names of Ross, Haven, Baker, Bertram, Berry, Brizendine, Dunn, Hutto, Kruhl, McAndrew, Ottinger, Peterson, Pitts, Perry, Smith, Spradling, Stewart, White, Whitley, Cochran, and Ray

Llano County  Information

The ABC's Why Llano County Is Unique - A series of articles in The Llano News by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Dates of articles: 2015, March 25, April 1, April 8, April 15, April 22, April 29. Names mentioned:
  1. Mar 25 - Fisher Miller Grant, Sam Houston, Henry Fisher, Burchard Miller, Chief Buffalo Hump, Baron John O. Meusebach, Rev. Jonas Dancer, Mitilda Jones Friend, Francis Marion and Susan Cooper Whitlock, Martin W. King, Johnny Ringo.
  2. Apr 1 - Francis R. Malone, John Peters Ringo, Joseph G. Olney (alias Joe Hill), Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday.
  3. Apr 8 - Matilda Jones Friend, Francis M. Whitlock & son Willie, Susan Cooper Whitlock, Malinda Candel, Amanda Townsend, Lee Temple Friend.
  4. Apr 15 - Wash Wolfe, Annie Victoria McDonald, Banta-McDonald, Levi V. Arnold, Johnny Lemenweber.
  5. Apr 22 - David Cowan, Capt. R. W. Riley, Capt. James S. Bourland, Capt. Franklin Breazeale, Capt. C. W. Dorsey, John H. Barringer, Mr. Wills.Apr 29 - Gladys
  6. Apr 29 - Mrs. Gladys McQueen, Evelyn Chamberlain.
Black History
  1. The Llano News 23 Feb 2011; "Black History Month...in Llano County" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Includes picture of the remains of Doolittle Chapel, Llano's only black school.
  2. The Llano News 13 Nov 2013; "Queen Bee Continued...Chapter 4 Part 2. First of 2 articles about Britt Johnson, a freed slave. Partnered with David White to go into the Indian reservations in search of family members who were captured.
  3. The Llano News 20 Nov 2013; "Queen Bee continued..." Chapter 4 Part 3 & Chapter 5, Part 1. Further information on Britt Johnson.
  4. The Llano News 14 Jan 2015; "Ignored...In Plain Sight" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Article about the role of African Americans in the earliest days of Llano County.
  5. The Llano News 21 Jan 2015; "Part Two: Ignored...In Plain Sight" by Karylon Hallmark Russell

Cemeteries -
Cemeteries - General Information
  1. Picayune; 29 April 2009 - "Tiny Cemetery tells story of some of region's earliest pioneers" by Connie Swinney, Joyce Ricketson, W. M. H. Chapman, Francis M. Bradford, Bill Stewart, Muriel Jackson Barnett, Mr. & Mrs. Leon Bell, Damron, Moss and Duncan Family
  2. Highlander 27 May 1993; "Historical marker at Babyhead Cemetery"
  3. Lake Country Life 9-15 Sep 2009; "The mysterious Six-Mile Light" by Dale Fry; regarding Six-Mile Cemetery.
  4. The Llano News 6 Oct 2010; "Almost Forgotten: The Story of the Oldest Person Buried in Llano County" by Karylon Hallmark Russell
  5. Lake Country Life 8-14 Aug 2012; "Valley Spring"
  6. Lake Country Life 30 May-5 June 2012; "Veterans life here" by Dale Fry. About Historical Board Branch Cemetery
  7. Lake Country Life 9 Sep 2008; "History buried in Burnet, Llano cemeteries" by Dale Fry
  8. Lake Country Life 9-15 Sep 2009; "The mysterious Six-Mile Light" by Dale Fry
  9. Lake Country Life, Vol 5, No. 50;  13 April 2011, Burnet Bulletin.  "Grave Decision"  by Dale Fry about gravesites moved by LCRA.
  10. Llano County Historical Markers compliments of Llano County Historical Commission
  11. The Picayune 14 Oct 2015; "Six Mile legend shines light on faded rural community" by Daniel Clifton.
Cemeteries - Specific Cemetery Information

Cemeteries - Bluffton Cemetery
  1. Llano News,  26 Sept 2012; "81st Annual Meeting of the Bluffton Cem. Assoc," with info about graves and dedication of the "Monument to the Unknowns."
  2. Llano News, 26 Sept 2012; "Quite the Undertaking!" by Karylon Hallmark Russell about history of the area and Bluffton Cemetery.
  3. The Highlander 28 Sep 2012; "Bluffton Cemetery group meeting set"
  4. Lake Country Life 13 April 2011; "Grave decision" by Dale Fry (about relocation graves from Old Bluffton Cemetery to New Bluffton Cemetery)
  5. Picayune 2 Oct 2013, "Bluffton Cemetery silently tells its history" by Daniel Clifton
  6. Bluffton Cemetery Association Newsletter October, 2015; gives history of cemetery.
  7. The Llano News, 21 Oct 2015; "How to Get Away with Murder" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned: Mary Duff, Allen A. Atkison, Caleb A. Davis, Allen Smith, Wade Hampton Blevins, Dan Smith, Hammons Family.
                                                Cemeteries - Llano City
            1. Llano Buzz 8 Nov 2006; "Llano cemetery gets historical marker" by Dale Fry
            2. Llano County Journal; "Cemetery Tour a tale of history, leaders" - Visitors to Historical Llano City Cemetery Tour learn of the beginnings of Llano's Boom Era. Lives featured were Frank Malone, Flavius Josephus and Nora Belle Owen Johnson, Frederick and Ella Douglas Opp, Harry Edward and Adre Hedeman, John Hiram and Minnie Button McLeaning, Clint and Pensylvania Holton Breazeale, and the painted ladies of the evening.

                                            Cemeteries - Putman

            1. Llano Journal 3 Sep 2014; "Llano County Cemetery receives DRT Medallions" - DRT Citizen Medallion Markers dedicated for Madison DeKalb Putman and Olivia Davidson Putman.                                                                                                            

                                            Cemeteries - Tow

  1. List of Confederate States of America and/or Texas Rangers buried in the Tow Cemeteries. List includes two who fought in Mexican War and/or the Texas Revolution.
  2. List of Confederate Veterans buried in the cemetery, with birth and death dates
Blue Lake Estates - Highland Lakes Weekly, 29 May 2015;"Highland Lakes Hideaway" by John Hallowell. Houston developer William C. Canfield purchased a large ranch on the south side of Lake Granite Shoals owned by Fritz and Annalies (Matern Wenmohs.
  1. The Llano News 31 Aug 2011; "Old Bluffton: Out of the Depths" by Karylon Hallmark Russell
  2. The Llano News 28 Dec 2011; "No Turning Back - Just Visiting" by Karylon Hallmark Russell
  3. 2nd Bluffton Sketch by D Prikryl 5 Jan 2007; site map of Old Bluffton along with photographs
  4. Lake map of Old Bluffton - with locations and photos attached.
  5. Lake Country Life 20-26 Jan 2010; ""Glimpse vanished hamlet on the Colorado"
  6. Lake Country Life magazine section of Burnet Bulletin 7 Mar 2007; "Old Bluffton re-emerges"
  7. Lake Country Life magazine section of Burnet Bulletin 7 Mar 2007; "Lake Buchanan reveals it secrets" 
  8. Newspaper article from unknown newspaper & undated; "A town covered by Waters of Buchanan Lake"
  9. The Highlander 7 Sep 1972; "Bluffton-A City Destroyed by Water and Fire" by Jan Ward
  10. The Highlander 7 Mar 1974; "Early Days in Bluffton and In Llano County" by Oliver Maxwell
  11. The Highlander 5 Aug 1976; "A Corn-y Tale - This Miller grinds Exceeding Fine" - about A. E. Croft and wife Dovie Smith. He was proprietor of store in Bluffton
  12. The Highlander 28 July 1977; "Bluffton,, Texas native Johanson traces roots of Lakeside town to Arkansas.
  13. The Highlander 22 Oct 1987; "Dam construction scatters families" by Moore Johanson.
  14. Highland Lakes Weekly 29 Aug 2014; picture of old town of Bluffton appearing because of low lake levels.

Carter-Coggin Feud
  1. Llano Buzz 8 Mar 2006; "1882: A wild shootout in downtown Llano" by Dale Fry - about the feud between the Coggins and the Carters
  2. The Llano News 1 Feb 2012; "The Carter-Coggin Feud-Part Three"
  3. The Llano News 8 Feb 2012; "The Carter-Coggin Feud-Part Four"
  4. The Llano News 15 Feb 2012; "The Carter-Coggin Gunfight/Llano, Texas, June, 1882"
  5. The Llano News 22 Feb 2012; "The Carter Coggin Feud/Concluding Thoughts"
  6. The Llano News 29 Feb 2012; "The Carter-coggin Feud/Documented Epilogue"
  1. Llano News March 2, 2005 “Castell Community celebrates historical marker” article names  people who are descendents of the people who settled the Castell community
  2. Llano News, 11/23/2005 Castell dedicates veterans memorial
  3. Llano Buzz, 11/08/2006 Castell General Store is 108 and still going strong
  4. Llano Buzz, 1/10/07 “Methodists have met in Castell since 1852”
  5. Llano Buzz,  27 Dec 2006, “Runaway  Mules Drag Castell Woman”, by Dale Fry.  With photo.
  6. Unknown newspaper, 1969, "Discovery of 1919 Program recalls Early-Day Teaching", with photo of pioneer Llano County teacher, Will P. Miller.  Program for closing exercises, Lehmberg School, Castell, Texas, 1919, Will P. Miller, teacher.
  7. The Llano News, 11 May 2006, "The German Pioneers of Castell" by Patty Schneider Pfister, about history of Castell, established 1847 was the first settlement in Llano County and is the only settlement of the Fisher and Miller Land Grant that survived; also has a list of Texas Historical Markers dedicated in the community of Castell.
  8. "German nobleman made peace by living with Indians" Llano Buzz 7 Jun 2006
  9. "A Castell Church"; Lake Country Life magazine section of The Burnet Bulletin Vol 6 No 32: St. John Lutheran Church
  10. The Picayune 19 June 2013; "Fish fry and auction to benefit old Castell School restoration" by Jared Fields. Includes picture of school.
  11. Hill Country Magazine Summer 2006; "Chow in the Hills"  by Tom Shires. Includes picture of Castell General Store, and historical marker for the Castell School Haus

  1. Highland Lakes Newspapers - "Landmarks" -Dale Fry - Castell Trinity Methodist Church since 1852
  2. Frontier Times January 1930; "The Old Macedonia Baptist Church in Llano County" by Miss Clarinda Loveworth Latham. Early names mentioned are: John Gibson, James Gibson, Ambrose Stone, Reuben Stone, John Robertson, James robertson, Mary Gibson, Margaret Gibson, Sidney Stone, Celia Stone, Mary Davidson, Olivia Catherine Robertson, and Abigail Robertson.
  3. The Picayune Oct 5, 1994; "Tow celebrates heritage through church anniversary" by M. E. Wright. First Baptist Church of Tow Celebrates 140 Anniversary. Early Families and Preachers named.
  4. Lake Country Life 2 Jan 2008; "Old church has many masters" by Dale Fry. About old Oatman Creek Baptist Church. Mentions J. C. Cone, Ona Stribling, Joe Garrett
  5. Llano Journal, May 25, 2011- Llano Presbyterian Church founded 130 years ago. Photo of Church, names of families and preachers.
  6. The Llano News 17 Aug 2011; "Old Time Outdoor Gospel Meetings" by Karylon Hallmark Russell
  7. The Llano News 11 Nov 2009; "Getting Ready to Celebrate" by John Hallowell. About Llano County celebrating its 100-year anniversary in 1956
  8. Highland Lakes Weekly 22 Feb 2013; on March 30th, 1963 the Highland Lakes Church of Christ in Kingsland received its legal charter from Llano County. Church is celebrating the fact with a 50th Anniversary celebration. Includes picture of church.
  9. The Llano News 15, May 2013; "First Presbyterian Church Llano Celebrates 132 Years. Mentions Rev. J. H. Ziveley, F.F. and Lizzie J. Brown, Joseph T. McInnis, Mrs. Nannie W. Haynes, Mrs. L. M. Douglas, Mrs. S. H. Keese, and Mrs. Ida F. Johnson
  10. The Highlander 17 May 2013; picture of the First Presbyterian Church
  11. Highland Lakes Weekly 8 Nov 2013; newspaper picture of members of a drum-and-bagpipe band came to Presbyterian church in Llano honoring the church's Celtic traditions.
  12. Llano News 20 Nov 2013; "Next Stop on Home Tour: First Christian Church in Llano." Church was organized in 1882. In 1910 it officially became known as The First Christian Church, electing elders John C. Oatman, H. C. Buttery & Eugene Barler and Deacons J. H. Atchison, C. H. Atchison & C. H. Brame. Church as awarded a historical marker in 2002.
  1. Picture of The Laying of the Cornerstone, Llano County Courthouse, 13 Oct 1891; from unknown, undated newspaper
  2. Undated The Highlander; "The Llano County Courthouse: Steeped in History" by Dale Fry
  3. The Picayune 5 June 2002; "The Way It Was: Llano Courthouse is a work of art" by Linda Ware.
  4. San Antonio Express 10 Oct 2004; picture of Llano County Courthouse
  5. Llano Buzz 23 Aug 2005; "Workers...begin restoration of Llano County courthouse cupola"
  6. Llano Buzz 20 Sep 2005; "Llano Square says goodbye to cupola"
  7. The Llano News 26 July 2006; "Copper clad cupola...Courthouse project remains on schedule"
  8. Early photos of businesses on courthouse square pictured in old newspapers. 1) Barbershop taken in 1910, 2) 1907 photo showing east side of courthouse
  9. Lake Country Life 2 Oct 2013; "True grit" by Lance Reaves - World War I monument and the World War II monument
  10. Llano News 26 Nov 2014; "So The Courthouse Burned!" by Karyon Hallmark Russell
  1. Llano Buzz 15 Nov 2006; "1929: Man slain on street in downtown Llano" by Dale Fry - L. C. Callaway is show by D. K. Barney and D. K. Ellison
  2. The Llano News 20 Oct 2010; "Lingering Llano Spirits" Part One by Karylon Hallmark Russell - Sheriff Ben F. Beeson shot and killed by Matthew Caldwell Roberts, Deputy Sheriff James B. O'Bannon shot and killed by his own gun.
  3. The Llano News 27 Oct 2010; "Llano's Lingering Spirits" Part Two by Karylon Hallmark Russell - Robert H. Moseley shot and killed by Deputy Sheriff Clyde Yoe who was then stabbed and killed Yoe, Coggins/Carter feud.
  4. The Llano News 2 Nov 2011; "Mob Rule in Llano County in the 1870's. Names mentioned: Miles Barler, Clinton Breazeale, William P. Hoskins, William W. Saxon, Henry Hoy, James Finley Barnett, Charley Keller
  1. Hill Country Magazine, unknown date; "Eagles re-visited" by Jess and Peggy Thompson
  2. Lake Country Life 18-24 Feb 2009; "Our Gathering of Eagles/ An American symbol comes to TBexas" by George Hatt
  3. Highland Lakes Weekly 3 Feb 2012; 3 pictures of tourists visiting the eagle nest on Highway 29
  4. Highland Lakes Weekly 29 Aug 2014; "The famous eagle's nest on Highway 29...is gone!"
  5. Burnet Bulletin 10 Sep 2014; "Llano eagles will be rebuilding fallen nest."
  6. The Highlander 16 Sep 2014; "Eagle pair will need to rebuild home"
Early Days in Llano - Small booklet by Miles Barler. Includes index

Families & Persons
  1. Austin Dispatch 9 Feb 1937; obituary for Ben L. Smith who died at the Confederate Home in Austin.
  2. Llano News - 1970 - Llano Co. Centennial in 1956, Photo of people in costumes, (Wilbern Oatman, Sr & Lottie Wyckoff identified)
  3. Unknown Newspaper, no date. "Harvey Johnson Outsmarts Old Friend David Crockett Walters" 
  4. Unknown Newspaper, no date; "Reminiscence." About the month of August 1878, the young men from Sandy Mountain, Walnut and Pecan met and decided to have an old time tournament. Names mentioned were Tate, Gibson, Haynes, Johnson, Latham, Walker, Smith, Dunman.
  5. Burnet Bulletin 10 Mar 1904, in Naruna Notes; includes information on death and burial of Mrs. Dr. Mabry of Pontatoc. She was a daughter of J. N. James.
  6. Marble Falls Messenger 15 June 1933; "Another Letter From Miss Rin Latham." Includes information on death of Mrs. Harriet Gibson Duncan, who was badly burned near Llano. She was married to Hiram T. Duncan of Honey Creek.
  7. Marble Falls Messenger 8 Dec 1932; "W. W. Burton Dies at Llano." Wylie Wood Burton was born in Brazos County Dec. 7. 1844 and died November 23, 1932.
  8. The Picayune - 17 Mar 1999; "Picayune Letters - Thanks for the memories" from Lillie Faye Hershaw Kelly. Mentions her father Frank Hershaw who worked at the Graphite Mine. Also Minnie Maxwell. Also mentions Tow bridge.
  9. The Kingsland Current 10 Nov 2004; "Ranger memorial crosses dedicated to Tow's three Morgan brothers". Cross placed on graves of Joseph A. Morgan, Hiram Douglas, and Evan B. Morgan. They all served in Capt. Frank Breazeal's Company of Texas Cavalry Frontier Troops. Others were Jordan Wyatt and M.D.L. Davis. A 2nd article entitled "Many descendants of early Llanoites still live around the county." 
  10. The Llano Buzz 16 Nov 2004; "Theo and Janice Crenwelge to observe 50th"
  11. The Llano News 18 May 2005; "Moore receives promotion to Abilene Assistant Chief of Police." Mark Moor who is son of Constable Jerald and Doris Moore of Tow.
  12. The Llano Buzz 31 May 2005; "Johnny Ringo: 'Deadly gunfighter, gentleman outlaw'." "Did this outlaw really become a Llano County constable, as some historians claim?" by Dale Fry
  13. Llano Buzz - 23 Aug 2005; "1933: The Wylie Burton mystery" by Dale Fry
  14. The Llano News 7 Dec 2005; "Wrap up a little bit of Llano for Christman - Fain's Honey a tasty tradition"
  15. The Llano Buzz 22 Feb 2006; "Durst remembered for airport, charity"  + obit for Richard Earl Durst
  16. The Llano Buzz 29 Mar 2006; "A British wedding done Texas Style." British groom and British bride, Barry Everett and Bex Marshall.
  17. The Picayune - 16 Aug 2006; "Sisters share tales of days gone by" by Lyn Odom. Pat Smith & Imogene Gray grew up in Tow Valley, mentions John Roberts Moss who was murdered for money.
  18. The Llano News - 15 Nov 2006; "Texas Ranger Roberts honored Oct. 29" by Hatty Sagebiel. Texas Ranger Lt. Alexander Buck Roberts honored. He is buried Roberts-Harden Cemetery
  19. The Llano News 17 June 2009; includes articles on the deaths of Lillian Fowler and Bill Miller
  20. The Llano News - 17 March 2010; "Llano's greatest athlete" by John Hallowell. Polo legend Cecil Smith
  21. The Llano News 12 May 2010 "History - A Century of Ranching." Lonnie and Wanda Holloway were presented with a Certificate of Honor recognizing Black Valley Ranch as a Family Land Heritage century ranch.
  22. Llano County Journal 2 June 2010; "Family honors its ancestor's service to Republic of Texas" by Dale Fry. Over 50 descendents of David James Hill, a veteran of theBattle of San Jacinto attend ceremony Hill at his gravesite in the Bluffton Cemetery.
  23. The Llano News 16 Jun 2010; article about Darrell Staedtler
  24. The Llano News - 9 Feb 2011; "Valentine Tribute to Llano Marriages" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Includes picture of Olvis & Verna Osbourn and sample of 1905 marriage license of William A. Freeman and Minnie L. Tow.
  25. The Llano News - 9 Mar 2011; "Leading up to the Republic of Texas" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Includes picture of tombstone of Nancy Kincheloe Castleman Green. Her 1st husband, Andrew Castleman, died as a young man. She then married James Green. Lavinia Castleman Crownover (Mrs. Arter) was her sister-inlaw. Other Llano County families whose heritages can be traced to the earliest days of Texas are Crownover, Rabb, Castleman, Phillips, Banta, Click, Casner
  26. The Llano News - 16 Mar 2011; "The Republic of Texas" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Llano people in Texas during Republic period. Names include: Samuel Beeman, David Hill, Charles Haynes, Abraham Andrew Masters, Daniel Murchison, Joseph Henry and Mary Rebecca Nard Walker, James Finley Barnett,, Albert and Agrippa Atkison, John Calvin Avery
  27. The Llano News 7 Sep 2011; "Llano County Connections to Arizona History" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Llano County family mention was Martin Blevins.
  28. The Llano News 28 Sep 2011; "Blessed Be The Ties That Bind" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned are David Cowan, the Maxwells, the Millers, the Garretts, the Morgans, the Tows, the Casner brothers, Solomon Faris, the Hinds sisters, John Henry Leonard Behrns, William K. Davis, Samuel W. Tate, Isaac Sampson Hailes, Francis Marion Whitlock, Calvin Cooper, Samuel Tate.
  29. The Llano News - 7 Mar 2012; "Barringer Hill" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. John H. Barringer discovers pegamite.
  30. The Llano News - 22 Aug 2012; "The Best New Neighbors are Old Neighbors" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names included are David & Elizabeth Thorp Cowan, Davis, Miller, Garrett, Maxwell, Morgan, Tow, Arnold, Shults.
  31. The Llano News - 3 Oct 2012; "Jewish Families in Llano County" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names included are Moses Lauterstein, Isidore Pessell, Benjamin Pessel, Louis Fichtenbaum
  32. The Llano News 10 Oct 2012; "In Search of Greener Pastures" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned: Henry Parks, Texas Ranger Captain John Williams; George Washington & Melissa Holden, Gideon P. Cowan, Solomon G. Maxwell, Daniel Arnold, Napoleon B. Hammons, Jesse and Kellus Carter
  33. Highland Lakes Weekly 8 Feb 2013; "From the North Pole to Llano" by John Hallowell. Retired Rear Admiral Albert Kelln
  34. The Llano News 20 Feb 2013; "Marriage and Remarriage" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Mentions: Saxon/Davis, Casner/Shults-Bell, Casner/Wills, Behrns/Shuman, Tow marriages, Dancer marriages
  35. The Llano News  8 May 2013; "Mother of Thirteen Children" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. About Mary Jane Kelsay Tow.
  36. The Llano News 19 June 2013; "Am I My Brother's Keeper" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. About Colonel Sam Stoudenmier and brother Dallas Stoudenmire
  37. The Llano News 26 June 2013; "Overcoming Adversity" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned: John Henry Leonard Behrns, David Cowan, Matilda Jones Friend, John S. Friend Hardin Oatman, Tenessee Jane Dancer, William Isaac Maxwell, Margaret Davis.
  38. The Llano News 7 Aug 2013; "Let me Know When Older is Better" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. About death and dying in Llano county. Includes picture of Clara Holland Maxwell and husband Clyde.
  39. The Llano News 28 Aug 2013; "More Than A Name" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. About naming practices. Names mentioned: Ike Maxwell, James Lafayette Maxwell, William Isaac Maxwell, George Washington Click, George Washington Templeton.
  40. Frontier Times Vol 18 May 1941; "Heroines of the Hills" by T. U. Taylor, Austin, Texas pgs 353-362. Llano County - Mrs. Will Moss, interview.
  41. Unknown newspaper, unknown date; "Local Men Killed In Rail Collision - Copperas Cove Wreck Also Claims Llano Man." On August 10, 1920, there was a collision with another train, several Burnet County men were killed as well as a man named Bauman from Llano.
  42. The Llano News 30 April 2014; "Remembering County Officials" by Karylon Halmark Russell. mentions Thomas Henry Davis, the son of Billy Davis, and brother Caleb & Ned.
  43. The Llano News 25 June 2014; "Remembering Men Around Town" by Karylon Hallmark Russell." Includes picture of Clinton Breazeale.
  44. The Llano News 6 Aug 2014; "Whatever Happened To Old time Reunions?" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Reunions mentioned include: Hallmark-Davis, Osbourn, Templeton, Stewarts from Six Mile, Townsend
  45. Article on William Young Fowler, Jr. copied from unknown book, page 787
  46. The Llano News 8 Oct 2014; "Two More Roberts Rangers" by Karylon Hallmark Russell (reprint from 2 Oct 2013)
  47. Highland Lakes Weekly 3 Oct 2014; "Making History in Llano" by John Hallowell. Zonia Key (Mrs. Charles Bauman) has experienced Llano County history in her 90 years.
  48. Austin American, 23 Apr 1938 - "E. H. Alexander, Last Confederate Veteran in Llano County, Is Buried"
  49. Llano County Journal 17 Sep 2014; "2014--Llano High School Hall of Fame inductees"
  50. The Llano News 25 Feb 2015; "Brothers-In-Law That Impacted Llano Town" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Families named: Holden, Conaway, Cowan, Wright, Barler, Oatman, Buttery. Includes picture of Miles Barler who married Jane Buttery.
  51. The Llano News 4 Mar 2015; "More Llano County Brothers-In-Law" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned: Merrill Simpson Garrett, John Morgan, Evan Bennet, Joseph Amos, George Washington Morgan, Wilson Tow, Luther Holmes Cowan, Hiram Douglas, William Riley, George Bedford. Jonas Franklin Dancer, Damon Matthew Slator, Joseph Walker, Matthew Moss, Crockett Riley, George Washington Click.
  52. The Llano News 11 Mar 2015; "Brothers-In-Law from Northwestern Llano county" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned: Gabriel Choat, William Harrison Magill, James S. Bourland, John Bankey, Stanley Miller, Fredericka Foster, Capt. John Williams, James Epperson
  53. The Llano News 26 Mar 2014; "Last Days of the Republic of Texas by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned: Hallmark family, James Knox Polk Box, Arnold family, Madison and Catherine Davidson Putman, James Riley, William Rainbolt, David Franklin Owen, Chew family, JohnFerguson, David Cowan, David Hill.
  54. The Llano News 17 June 2015; "A Proper Tribute For the Month of June" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned: John S. Friend (includes picture), Rev. Jonas Dancer, Matilda Jones, Florence and Lee Temple Friend.
  55. The Llano News 1 July 2015; "Now is the Time to Show Honor" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned: Bettye Louise Burnett, Eugene Russell, Howell A. Burnett, Sarah Alma Johnson
  56. Llano News 31 Dec 2014; "Llano Barber Passes Away" - about Lee Duncan.
  57. Hill Country Magazine; Winter 2009. 1) "The man who started the Play", Llano native Leroy Fenstemaker; 2) "Living the good life in Llano, Angie and K.D. Cline and their "Sweet Mesquite" shop; "Llano's Most Interesting Man" about W.C. Jameson.
  58. Hill County Magazine, Summer 2010; "Texas Renaissance Man" by Kaitlin Hairston. About coach, cowboy, and craftsman Jack Moss
  59. Unnamed and undated newspaper article entitled "Austin Girl's Husband is Moved to Florida." "Llano, Feb. 6--John Rabb of Llano, who enlisted in the army air corps several months ago, has been transferred from Fort Sam Houston to Boca Ratan, Fla. His wife, the former Miss Linda Fae Foster, who has been located temporarily in Austin with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Linden Foster, has gone to Boca Ratan to join her husband. Rabb is a son of Mrs. J. R. Rabb, prominent Llano Ranchwoman, and the late Mr. Rabb."


  1. The Austin American 9 May 1952; "Llano Shoe Repair Shop Owner Discovers Real Hobby in Study of Central Texas Mineral Rocks"
  2. Undated, unnamed newspaper; "Rolling the Granite Block from Six Mile Quarry to the railroad at Llano in 1906" with picture.
  3. The Highlander 6 Apr 1967; "Modern Equipment Used by Raesener Granite Works"
  4. The Highlander 13 May 1976; "Hill country History...Llano County Granite; Winning Student Essay"
  5. Lake Country Life 16 Aug 2006; "Rare stone found only in Llano County"
  6. Lake Country Life 14 May 2008; "Mountain Puzzle: Dog or lookout" by Dale Fry. 600-acre hill located on Roy Inks Ranch in southwest Llano County. Some call it Watch Mountain
  7. Lake Country Life 24 Sep 2008; "Lost mines, buried treasures in the Hill Country" by W. C. Jameson
  8. Texas Co-op Power November 2010; "All That Glitters is Sometimes Yttrium" by Clay Coppedge. Rare mineral discuvered in Llano County in late 1880s.
  9. The Llano News 6 April 2011; "Up A Creek" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Mentions Fall Creek, Blue Hole on Honey Creek, Wright's Creek, Sandy Creek, Johnson Creek
  10. Highland Lakes Weekly 6 Apr 2012; "Minerals helped shape Highland Lakes history" by John Hallowell
  11. The Llano News 20 June 2012; "The Hills Are Alive...with Granite"
  12. Lake Country Life 4 July 2012; "Llano Uplift is backbone of Highland Lakes" by Dale Fry
  13. The Llano News 28 Nov 2012; "Landmarks in Southern Llano County" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Mentions Putman Mountain, Enchanted Rock, Packsaddle Mountain, the Riley Mountains, Prairie Mountain, House Mountain, Town Peak
  14. The Llano News 5 Dec 2012; "Landmarks North of the Llano River"
  15. Lake Country Life, Jul 4-10, 2012, vo/7, No., Llano Uplift is backbone of Highland Lakes.
  16. Texas Co-op Power September 2014; "Mining Los Almagres" by Clay Coppedge. Historic mine thought to be in Llano County.
  17. The Picayune 14 Jan 2015; "Highland Lakes is a hot bed for gem, mineral enthusiasts"
  18. The Picayune 7 Oct 2015; "Marker honors immigrant who broke ground on granite industry" by Daniel Clifton; about Vincenzo Fantozzi Petrick who established a quarry and provided stone for use in Texas' coastal jetties. 


  1. Kingsland Current 22 Dec 2004; "Rare 1855 map of Central Texas donated to GLO." The map, printed in German, shows all the surveyed land in Fisher and Miller's Colony as of July 1855.
  2. The Llano News 14 Nov 2012; "Early German Notables at Bettina" by Karylon Hallmark Russell
  3. Llano County Journal 15 July 2015; "Utopia failed to take root on frontier" by Bartee Haile. About German migration into Texas.

Historic Buildings (Homes & Businesses)

  1. Brochure on "The Badu House"
  2. Unnamed newspaper, Llano, Texas, Thursday, February 13, 1969; "Hotel at Llano" with picture of Hotel Franklin. Hotel carried at various times the names of the Algona, Franklin, and Don Carlos.
  3. Unknown newspaper, unknown date; "The First House to be Built in Valley Spring Area". Picture of house built in early 1850's by O.C.J. Phillips.
  4. The Highlander 28 Sep 1972; "A House with a Past - Llano's Norton Mansion"
  5. The Highlander Magazine 23 Sep 1982; "Llano 'college' given new look" by Chris Kosewick
  6. Hill Country magazine Fall 2004; picture of Old Southern Hotel, now Buttery's
  7. The Llano News 24 Nov 2004; "Tour to include Robinson House - House built in 1913"
  8. The Llano Buzz 11 Jan 2005; "Llaneaux Seafood House
  9. The Llano Buzz 26 Jan 2005; "Dabbs Hotel"
  10. The Llano Buzz 1 Mar 2005; "The little Guest House" on E. Sandstone
  11. The Llano Buzz 26 Apr 2005; "Breathing New Life  into 100-Year -Old Relic" by Dale Fry. Watkins Building
  12. The Llano Buzz 24 May 2005; "Lantex Theater opens to overflow crowd in 1927" by Dale Fry
  13. The Llano Buzz 2 Aug 2005; "Restoring a celebrated historic Llano landmark"  by Dale Fry. Badu House restoration to include extensive landscaping, fountains.
  14. Burnet Bulletin 14 Sep 2005; "This old fort: A sturdy bit of history" by Dale Fry - rock structure erected by John and Elitha Martin near Riley Mountain.
  15. The Llano News 16 Nov 2005; "Tim and Teresa Bauman home" built by Tim's great-grandfather John Goodman.
  16. Picture of the oldest home on 2005 Holiday Tour of Homes; 680 Bauman Road, home of Tim/Teresa Bauman
  17. The Llano Buzz & County Journal 25 Jan 2006; "Lantex Theater is personal project for the Griffiths in Llano" by Chuck Licata 
  18. The Llano News 14 June 2006; "Badu House: Lone Star elegance/Badu House reopens" by Glynis Crawford Smith
  19. The Llano Buzz 5 July 2006 (Lake Country Life section); "The Badu: Down-home elegance in the Hill Country"
  20. Burnet Bulletin, Lake Country Life 4-11 Apr 2007; "Llano's first historic structure" known today as Grace Episcopal Church by Dale Fry
  21. Lake Country Life 9 Jan 2008; "Old theater hosts Country Oprys" by Dale Fry. Lantex first open 19 May 1927.
  22. Lake Country Life 13-19 Aug 2008; "unused stack looms over Llano" by Dale Fry. Smokestack built in 1918 in connection with the city's waterworks system, but was never used.
  23. Lake Country Life 15 Oct 2008; "Spanish-style architecture in Llano" by Dale Fry. 501 Bessemer today housing Chrissy's Homestyle Bakery
  24. Lake Country Life 3 Dec 2008; "122-year-old building has housed many drug stores" by Dale Fry. Llano's corner Drug Store
  25. Lake Country Life insert of The Llano Journal Vol 3 No. 29; "103-year-old Victorian house once held concerts" by Dale Fry. Colorful home at 504 W. Ellis in North Llano
  26. Lake Country Life insert of The Highlander Vol 3 No. 33; "A Library, first" by Dale Fry. County built struction in 1939 to house the Llano Country Library, it now contains the offices of the county clerk.
  27. Lake Country Life Vol 4 No 17; "Dry goods store back to roots" by Dale Fry. Building housing the Ruby Cowgirl on East Main
  28. Lake Country Life Vol 4 No. 42; "Local lore claims home was 'kit' house" by Dale Fry. Historical home located at 807 Wright Street.
  29. Lake Country Life 4 Mar 2009; "A wildcat fracas" by Dale Fry. 608 Public Square in North Llano
  30. Lake Country Life 27 May 2009; "the unusual case of rattling windows" by Dale Fry. 99-year-old home at 401 E. Main in east Llano, built in 1910 by C.E. Shultz.
  31. The Llano News 5 Aug 2009; "Back to 1920 again" by John Hallowell. The Don Carlos Hotel burned 11 Feb 1923.
  32. The Llano News 12 Aug 2009, History section; 1915 photo show the North Llano Garage where Virdell Drilling is now located.
  33. Lake Country Life 26 Aug/1 Sep 2009; "Dry goods store back to roots" by Dale Fry. Building on East main now known as Ruby cowgirl.
  34. The Llano News 2 Sep 2009; "A new hotel in 1929". The Granite City Hotel built in 1929 now serves as the Llano County Courthouse Annex
  35. Lake Country Life insert of Llano Journal 14 Oct 2009; "Buildings for books bear history" by Dale Fry. Llano's downtown library, housed in three historical buildings.
  36. The Llano News 2 Dec 2009; "All the way back to 1916" by John Hallowell. The Southern Hotel now holds the offices of the Buttery Company
  37. The Llano News 16 Dec 2009; Buildings just north of railroad tracks were once part of a bustling commercial center. Among business operating in 1916 were John Orr's Wholesale Grocery and S.D. Rainer's store
  38. The Llano News 23 Dec 2009; "Thirty years ago" by John Hallowell. About businesses in 1979
  39. The Llano News 30 Dec 2009; "Remembering Abby's Kitchen (owned by Abby Najar"
  40. The Llano News 20 Jan 2010; "Looking at 1954" by John Hallowell
  41. Lake Country Life 27 Jan 2010; "Scottish stonecutter's dream home" by Dale Fry. Fraser House erected in 1904 at 207 E. Main.
    The Llano News 3 Feb 2010; "The Algona: Llano's magnificent hotel" by John Hallowell
  42. The Llano News 10 Feb 2010; article on the Red Top Jain by Wanda Blackburn
  43. The Llano News 11 Feb 2010; "Fifty years ago" by John Hollowell. Llano in the 1950s
  44. Lake Country Life 17 Feb 2010; "Local lore claims home was 'kit' house" by Dale Fry. Home located at 807 Wright Street, includes picture
  45. Lake Country Life 3-9 Mar 2010; "Mansion on a prairie hill" by Dale Fry. 3-story mansion and various stone outbuildings built in 1880 by Diedrich Rode, off RR 2323
  46. The Llano News 31 Mar 2010; "The Llano County Museum" by John Hallowell
  47. Lake Country Life 7 Apr 2010; "A storied past on Llano square" by Dale Fry. The Bourland-Miller building located just east of the LanTex Theater.
  48. The Llano News 1 Dec 2010; "When that spot was not a vacant lot" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. West of the Badu House: Old Moss Rose Saloon, Dabb's Central Wagon Yard
  49. The Llano News 29 Dec 2010; "Early Town of Llano: Saloons "R" Us" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. The Blue Moon, The Bloody Bucket, Iron City Saloon and others.
  50. Lake Country Life 16 Mar 2011; "A near century of style and culture" by Dale Fry. The 95-year-old George M. and Lutie Latkins home at 210 W. Sandstone.
  51. Lake Country Life 10 Aug 2011; "Original Llano" by Dale Fry. The Corner Drug Store
  52. The Llano New 30 Mar 2011; "A woman to be reckoned with" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. The Llano House on site now occupied by the Masonic Lodge.
  53. Lake Country Life 14 Sep 2011; "A Roosevelt-era structure" by Dale Fry. Llano's city hall
  54. Lake Country Life 19 Oct 2011; "How Llano got its library" by Dale Fry
  55. Lake Country Life 26 Oct 2011; "A wife's ruse" by Dale Fry. Ruins of once-splendid home of John Bruce and Josephine Duncan on ranch near Honey Creek.
  56. The Llano News 30 Nov 2011; "Women's Culture Club 2011 Holiday Home Tour This Weekend" by Patty Schneider Pfister.  Properties mentioned include St. John Lutheran Church, Trinity United Methodist Church, Vasterling Home, Castell School
  57. Lake Country Life 28 Dec 2011; "If these walls could talk" by Dale Fry. Home located at corner of Ford and Green Streets in South Llano built in 1881.
  58. Lake Country Life (unknown date); "Llano building well-preserved" by Dale Fry. Acme Building one of three oldest establishments still in operation.
  59. Lake Country Life 22 Feb 2012"; "Built with red Llano County granite". E.D. Hasse and his brother E.L. built business building in 1937.
  60. The Llano News 11 Apr 2012; "Remembering the Algona Hotel"  by Karylon Hallmark Russell.
  61. The Lake Country Life 20-26 June 2012; "Historical Llano jewel turns 130" by Dale Fry. Originally known as the McInnis home
  62. The Lake Country Life 20-26 June 2012; "Still smoking at Inman's (Inman's Kitchen Bar-B-Q and Catering)
  63. The Llano News 29 Aug 2012; "Upstairs Around Town" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. About buildings around square.
  64. Highland Lakes Weekly 5 Oct 2012; picture of the historic Dabbs hotel
  65. Highland Lakes Weekly 2 Nov 2012; "Sandstone Street B&B" by John Hallowell. House located at 508 East Sandstone
  66. The Llano News 12 Dec 2012; "Historic Homes: Here today, But How Long" by Karylon Hallmark Russell
  67. Lake Country Life 31 July 2013; "Old building reveals hidden treasure" - old log cabin from the 1860's now a part of Llano County Historical Museum.
  68. Llano News 20 Nov 2013; (1) "First Home on Annual Home Tour" - 908 Elm Street, built in 1908 by the Trimble Family; (2) "Second Home on Annual Home Tour" - old Victorian home built in 1904 and originally owned by Mrs. S. V. Oatman, later by Ashley family.
  69. Lake Country Life 18-24 Dec 2013; "Rock On" by Lance Reaves - the former Southern Hotel for Buttery Company.
  70. Highland Lakes Weekly 24 Jan 2014; "The Juan Burrito" by John Hallowell. Owned by the Clark Family
  71. Llano News 18 June 2014; "Only a few Remnants of the Past" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Discussion of historic buildings that have been destroyed.
  72. Llano County Journal 31 Dec 2014; "City Hires Main Street Manager" - Terry Toler. Article also mentions LanTex Renovations with picture of Chris Slade and Cheryl Crabtree.
  73. Llano Journal 3 Sep 2015; "Restoring a Treasure; Hard work, style going into LanTex renovations"
  74. Highland Lakes Weekly 12 Dec 2014; picture of the Farris home, built in 1938
  75. Texas Hill Country Magazine, Spring 2011; "If These Walls Could Talk..." by Jimmy Stephenson. About Llano News Office.
  76. Hill Country Magazine, Fall 2006; "Hill Country Traditions" by John Hallowell. About Coopers BBQ


  1. Request from Joe B. Frantz of The Texas State Historical Association for information about the Highland Lakes Country for inclusion in the Handbook of Texas. Includes information on Llano, Texas and Llano County.
  2. List of Reconstruction Appointed Officials in Llano County
  3. Unnamed and undated newspaper picture; "Heading for the Llano Homecoming" are Dr. and Mrs. D. Livingston, riding in Llano's first car not long after the turn of the century.
  4. Unnamed and undated newspaper article entitled "Llano Remains Land of Legend and Lure" by Mrs. Fred Foster.
  5. The Austin American, 22 May 1952, “Frontier Trappings Plentiful as Llano Prepares for its Annual Homecoming Event Next Week”
  6. The Highlander 7 Mar 1974; "Early Days in Bluffton and in Llano County" by Oliver Maxwell
  7. The Highlander 19 April 1979; "Hill Country history remembered" by C. W. Wimberly. Includes picture of Class of 1900 at the Little Llano Public School
  8. Llano News 28 March 1996; "History lives in small towns". Includes information on Babyhead, Bluffton, Click, Flat rock, Field Creek, Kingsland, Lone Grove, McNutt, Tow Valley
  9. Map of Llano County on back of "Llano Area Real Estate Digest" Aug. 19-Sept. 2, 1996
  10. The Llano News, Oct 2006 Special Edition; "Llano County Heritage Day Saturday, Oct. 21"
  11. The Llano Buzz 21 June 2006; "Llano County celebrates its 150th birthday. Includes pictures of Sam Oatman and R. G. Floyd, James Everson, Sam Oatman and Sarah Oatman Franklin, and Bill Stewart
  12. Lake Country Life 15 Aug 2008; "Unused stack looms over Llano" by Dale Fry.
  13. The Llano News 18 Nov 2009; "Celebrating Llano's Centennial" by John Hollowell
  14. Unnamed newspaper, 3 Nov 2010; "Hunting in Early llano County"
  15. Unnamed newspaper, unknown date; "Hunting in Llano County for 10,000 years" by Dale Fry
  16. The Llano News 16 Feb 2011; "Hail to the Chiefs" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Impact of US Presidents on Llano County
  17. The Llano News 18 May 2011; "Llano County Rise of Communities" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Mentions communities of Castell, Tow Valley, Sandy Mountain, The Cove, Bluffton, House Mountain, town of Llano
  18. The Llano News 23 Mar 2011; "Last Days of the Republic of Texas" by Karylon Hallmark Russell.
  19. The Llano News 13 April 2011; "Early Vocations in Llano County" by Karylon Hallmark Russell
  20. The Llano News 27 Apr 2011; "In the Shadow of the Civil War" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned: G.W. Miller, John M. Smith, J.F. Oatman, H.C. Oatman, Henry Buttery, J.S. Carter, R.L. Denison, G. W. Fitzgerald, J.C. Leverett, James Henry Miller, Agrippa & Albert Atkison, Allen George Turner, Delana Washington turner.
  21. The Llano News 20 July 2011; "One Dip or Two?" About Ice coming to Llano County.
  22. The Llano News 1 Aug 2012; "Earliest Llano County Commissioners Continued"
  23. The Llano News 8 Aug 2012; "Place Your Bets!" by Karylon Hallmark Russell
  24. The Llano News 31 Oct 2012; "Time for Decisions" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. About creation of Llano County. Families mentioned include: Oatman, Clement, Cowan, Edwards, Tate, Lockhart, Murchison, Morgan, Haile, Riley, Holden, Smith
  25. The Llano News 9 Jan 2013; "Beginning of a New Era" by Karyon Hallmark Russell.
  26. The Llano News 30 Jan 2013; "Rounding Out the tumultuous Years" by Karylon Hallmark Russell
  27. The Llano News 20 Mar 2013; "Packsaddle mountain: The Proud Sentinal" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Families mentioned: Joseph Porter Turner & wife Jamima Williams, Henry Fischer, Burchard Miller, the Stotts family, the Ligon Heirs, James E. Moore, the Moss boys, E. D. Harrington 
  28. The Llano News 4 Sep 2013; "Bon appetite in Old Llano" by Karylon Hallmark Russell
  29. The Llano News 11 Sep 2013; "Dining Out in Early Twentieth Century" by Karylon Hallmark Russell
  30. Newspaper Unnamed and undated, Old Building reveals hidden treasure.
  31. The Llano News, 17 Nov 2010; "Census Taking Time for Llano County (in 1860)" by Karylon Hallmark Russell, with pictures of early Llano County home/store of Samuel W. Tate and early map on file at State Land Office.
  32. The Llano News 17 Sep 2014; "Things I Miss in Llano...County" by Karylon Hallmark Russell
  33. The Llano News 13 Aug 2014; "Top Ranked and World Class" by Karylon Hallmark Russell
  34. Llano County from 2014 Lake Country Newcomers' Guide; includes Llano County History 7 Landmarks
  35. Llano County Journal 24 Sep 2014; "Water is right here, not on Riley Mountain" by Jeff Winn
  36. The Llano News 8 Oct 2014; "Impct of Christopher Columbus" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Mentions Honey Creek
  37. The Llano News 29 Oct 2014; "Forgotten Spirits Refound" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned: Delila Shults Blevins, the daughter of Martin and Sarah Rowden Shults, Joseph Sults, elijah Arnold, Armstead Blevins, Andrew Jackson Blevins, Arnold Atkison, Seth Monroe, Wade Hampton and Martin Monroe.
  38. The Llano News 5 Nov 2014; "Let's Go Hunting" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Deer hunting in Llano County.
  39. Highland Lakes Weekly 6 Sep 2013; "Old news from Llano" by John Hallowell. Happenings of Llano County in 1892.
  40. Map of Lake Buchanan. Shows location of Tow Bridge, Bluffton Bridge, Council Creek Cemetery.
  41. The Llano News Spring Guide April 2015.
  42. Texas Hill Country Magazine Spring 2011; "A Look at Llano History" by Sheryl Smith Rodgers. Article tells how Llano got its name.
  43. Texas Hill Countr magazine Fall 2008; "Adventures in Llano. Includes several pictures of Main Street, old Southern Hotel, newly-restored Llano Railroad Depot, Dabbs Hotel, dam, Acme Cafe, eagles, Living Stone, Enchanted Rock, Golf Course
  44. Highland Lakes Weekly 19 June 2015; "Mpact 2015" by John Hallowell.
  45. The Llano News 26 Aug 2015; Questionable Assumptions"; by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned: Alex E. Croft, William Earl Holland, David Cowan, Margaret Thorp, Rev Jonas Dancer, Alvis Hamlin
  46. The Llano News 2 Sep 2015; "More Questionable Assumptions" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names Mentioned: David cowan, Edwin T. Edwards, Ike Maxwell, Margaret Davis, Benjamin F. Davis, Missouri Catherine Johnston, Emory Peck, Jim Maxwell, Captain & Mrs. Nelson, William K. Davis, Thomas Henry Davis, Benjami F. Davis, Hazel Oatman Bowman, Wilburn Oatman, Jane Larremore, Henry Davis.
  47. The Llano News, 13 Jan 2016; "2016: 18 Decades of Llano County History" by Karylon Hallmark Russell.
  48. The Llano News, 20 Jan 2016; "2016: 18 Decades of Llano County History, continued" by Karylon Hallmark Russell.

History - Highlander Newspapers
  1. 25 May 1972, “A Fabulous Look into the Past”, with photos of cave drawings, and Lee Fegue, cave owner.
    6 July 1972, “Gold or Silver at Baby Head?”, with photos of mine shafts and Indian Graves.
  3. 10 Aug 1972, “Llano Jail, Rich In History, Poor in Practicality”, with photos
  4. 29 Sep 1972, “A House With a Past, Llano’s Norton Mansion”, with photos. (2 copies)
  5. 12 April 1973, “Old Timer Recalls Life on Colorado Before Buchanan Dam Was Built”, photos of Mr. and Mrs. John Johanson and Moore Johanson
  6. 26 April 1973, “Germans Led Immigration Movement In Llano County”, with photo of Llano Courthouse. (2 copies)
  7. 3 May 1973, “White Civilization Takes Root in Llano As Indians Driven Out”, with photos of Texas Historical Marker, Fisher-Miller Grant; old house near the Packsaddle Mtn Battle. (2 copies)
  8. 10 May 1973, “Development of Llano Gets Into High Gear”, with photos of first brick courthouse; and early 1900 courthouse; the Llano jail. (2 copies)
  9. 24 May 1973, “Ranching Long Has Been Top Llano County Industry”, with pictures (3 copies)
  10. 31 May 1973, “More on Llano County’s Heritage of Ranching”, with photos of Matthew (Mark) Moss, and Jim Moss Home.
  11. 7 June 1973, “Mining Industry of Llano County”, with photos of the Heath Mine, 1912; 40-ton rock;
  12. 14 June 1973, “Diamonds, Iron and Stone Dug From Llano Mines”, with photos of Teich Granite Works; Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Cassaday; and the Norton Works. (2 copies)
  13. 21 June 1973, “Social Development in Llano County”, with pictures of Will Jackson’s Orchestra , the Burning of the Don Carlos hotel, Masonic Temple, first rock school, and trade day.
  14. 28 June 1973, “Social Development in Llano County”, with photos of Gainesville School (1911), and the Confederate Monument on the courthouse square. (2 copies)
  15. 5 July 1973, “Marker Will Show Bank Building in Many Roles” (Blanco County)
  16. 2 Aug 1973, “ Packsaddle Mountain Indian Fight Happened 100 Years Ago.” Pictures of Will Moss; Duncan Ranch, and group dedicating memorial.  Same issue has article “Bertram’s 54-Year-Old Cumberland Church, with pictures.
  17. 9 Aug 1973, “Grace Episcopal Church Longtime Llano Landmark”, with picture of Historical Marker, and church.
  18. 16 Aug 1973, “Llano May Lose a Historical Treasure”,
  19. 30 Aug 1973, “Geo. W. Click and the Indians”, with pictures of Malachi Click, and the George W. Clicks, John Click and Henry Smith, and Mary Elizabeth Click and John Halford Click (children).
  20. 6 Sep 1973, “Malachi and Martha Click Raided”, with photos of Malachi and Martha Click, and the Old Thomas House.  Also photo of Malachi Click children: Minnie, Susan, and Aaron.
  21. 13 Sep 1973, “Joe Walker Killed Near Enchanted Rock in 1860” with pictures of Enchanted Rock; and Road work in Llano County.  Back page photo of Nancy Click Hudson and C. W. Hudson; Jerry Click’s Tanking outfit; and Mrs. Wincie Click Wright.
  22. 20 Sept 1973, “Henry Morgan Smith and Family”; photos of the Smiths in front of their home; John Wright and his rig; Uncle John Wright; The Burkes (Clark and Rebecca Caroline Smith Burkes); Sheriff Clarke Burkes.
  23. 11 Oct 1973, “Frank Teich, Sculptor of the Hill Country”, with photos of Frank Teich, his daughter, Mrs. Linden Foster, the Lasalle Monument, Teich with Monument of Dick Daraling, and Teich’s “Contrary Old Woman” in front of the State Capitol.
  24. 7 March 1974, “Early Days in Bluffton and In Llano County”, with photos of the Llano Square; Old Bluffton; and barbershop.
  25. 14 March 1974, “Llano’s Southern Hotel Facing a Bleak Future”, with photos of the hotel.
  26. 21 March 1974, “81-Year-Old Llano County Courthouse Outlasts Fires”, with photos.
  27. 28 March 1974, “Murder of a Pioneer School Girl”, by Stella Gipson Polk; pictures of Adele Kaufmann’s grave, and the Kaufmann Cabin.
  28. 25 Jan 1979, “A Cedar Chopper Remembers Lone Grove”, with photos of Lone Grove Post Office, School, and Little Llano River.
  29. Newspaper article dated March 14, 1974 titled “Llano’s Southern Hotel Facing a Bleak Future” by Greg Olds with picture of hotel
  30. Newspaper article dated May 24, 1973 titled “Ranching Long Has Been the Top Llano County Industry” by Mrs. Tillie Badu Moss Fry including picture of Mark A. Moss and his father Aaron F. Moss
  31. Article titled “Llano’s Badu House” by Nanette Eventide including picture of Badu House
  32. Article dated March 30, 1972 titled “General Johnson in Llano County” by Mrs. Ella Woodward including pictures of  the old Johnson home and the residents of the house in 1910 who were Mr. and Mrs. Jerry (Crook) Walker and their children Elbert, John, Frank, and Rosie.  Mrs. Walker was the former Nannie Masters
  33. The Llano News May 9, 2010 "Masons celebrate 150 years" about the growth of the Masonic Lodge in Llano and gives a short biography of Charles Hayne

  1. True West February 1962; "Death Wore Buckskin and Braids" by Dick Balmos and David Nevin about the Legion Valley Massacre
  2. San Angelo Standard-Times 24 May 1970; "Story of Last Llano County Indian Fight Retold". Includes picture of William b. Moss
  3. Typewritten list entitled "Killed at Packsaddle Mountain-Last Indian Fight Near Burnet, August, 1873
  4. Cover page of Indian Depredation No. 6608 of Miles Barler, also picture of the Miles Barler Home in the Barler Addition in Llano, destroyed by fire about 1921
  5. Frontier Times Nov 1927 Vol Five No. 2; "Boys Fight Indians in Llano County" by Mary Malisa Haynes. Boys named were Montgomery Wright Phillips, John and Sanford Backeus, Ralph Haynes, John and Sam Reams, Ben Gibson, Dave Harrington and Ezra Phelin
  6. Undated and unknown newspaper article; "Indian Fighters' Likenesses Preserved". Includes picture of a reunion taken 30 years ago of Llano pioneers
  7. Llano Buzz 15 Feb 2005; "The worst Indian atrocity in Llano County's history" by Dale Fry. Occurred 1868 in Legion Valley, includes picture of Malinda Caudel. Other last names mentioned include Friend, Johnson, Townsend
  8. The Llano News 13 Oct 2010; "History/Serving the Comanche Moon: Settlers Prepare for Indian Raids" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Includes picture of Ike Maxwell with last wife and two of their sons. Maxwell devised several creative ways to prevent Indians from stealing his stock.
  9. The Llano News 24 Nov 2010; "History/The Spirit of Thankgiving in Early Central Texas" by Karylon Hallmark Russell
  10. The Llano News 26 Oct 2011; "Spirits Crying Out In the Wilderness" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Article about several indian massacres in Llano County: Whitlock, Legion Valley
  11. The Llano News 10 Oct 2012; "In Search of Greener Pastures" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Article on Indian depredations. Names mentioned are: Hiram Casner, Felix Hail, Isaac Sampson Haile, Henry Parks family, Adolph Reichenau, George Washington Holden, Gideon P. Cowan Sr, Richard Coffey, Solomon G. Maxwell, Ranger Captain John Williams, Conaway family, Holden family, Daniel W Arnold, Napoleon Hammons, Rich Coffey, W. A. Beddoe, Buck Johnson, Levi Arnold
  12. The Llano News 23 Jan 2013; "A Closer Look at the Indian Era" by Karylon Hallmark Russell
  13. The Llano News 6 Feb 2013; "Getting Acquainted with the Comanche Indians" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Brief mention of Thomas Henry Noble of Burnet county.
  14. The Llano News, 28 Oct 2015; "A Chronology of Violence" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. About Indian violence in Llano County. Names mentioned: Capt John Williams, Ed King, Truman brothers, Matilda Friend, Malinda Caudel, Francis M. Whitlock, Isaac Haile, Capt James Ragsdale Moss, Elihu E. Casner, Lum Breaseal, Susan Cooper Whitlock, Newt Phillips, William Kinderley
Iron Boom
  1. The Austin American-Statesman 18 Sep 1976; "Llano iron boom, then fizzle"
  2. Undated Lake Country Life; "Close your eyes, picture 1894 Llano" by Dale Fry
  3. The Llano News 3 Feb 2010; "The Algona: Llano's magnificent hotel" by John Hollowell. Built during the height of Llano's Iron Boom

  1. The Highlander, 10 Aug 1972, Llano Jail - Rich in history, Poor in Practicality.
  2. The Highlander, 20 May 1976, Jumping At The Llano Jail, by John Moore, Editor about prisoner escapes.
  3. The Highlander, undated; "Red Top Jail has lots of stories" by Dale Fry
  4. Hill Country Magazine Winter 2006; "Oldest Bed & Breakfast in Llano" by Wanda Blackburn. Includes picture of City Marshal Frank Kendrick.
  5. The Llano News, 5 May 2010, article by Charles Baldwin telling the story of growing up in the LLano County Jail from age 5 through 13. His grandfather, Sid Smith, was a deputy sheriff and jailer.
  6. The Llano News 24 Jun 2009 "Red Top shines again"
  7. The Picayune 10 Feb 2010; "Residents working to save the 'Red Top'" by Daniel Clifton
  8. The Llano News 10 Feb 2010; "History" Article by Wanda Blackburn with a couple of pictures of the old jail.
  9. Hill Country magazine Spring 2010; picture of the old jail, and a ribbon cutting ceremony for jail joining Chamber
  10. The Picayune 1 May 2013: "Capturing the Past" by Connie Swinney. "Stewards of Red Top Jail in Llano hope renovation project helps 118-year-old structure retain its history of ghost stories and old-style justice."
  11. Llano County Journal 9 Apr 2014; "Read oral history about historic jail"
  12. Llano County Journal 16 Apr 2014; "Show nets $1,500 for Red Top Jail"
  13. Highland Lakes Weekly 20 June 2014; Picture of jail - "Things are looking up for Llano's historic Red Top Jain, which just four years ago was listed as one of the state's 'Most Endangered places.' Now the city has transferred ownership to the 'Friends of the Llano Red top Jail'."
  14. Llano Journal 25 June 2014; "New life for old Llano county building"  - Llano City Council votes to convey ownership of the old Red Top Joil to the Friends of the Llano Red Top Jail.
  15. Llano County Journal 23 July 2014; "Friends of the Red Top Jail annual meeting set" - includes picture of building.
  16. Llano County Journal 8 Oct 2014; "Townsfolk invited join in during Red Top Jail benefit"
  17. Llano County Journal 31 Dec 2014; "Pier'ing at the Red Top Jail's future"
  18. Highland Lakes Weekly 2 Jan 2015; Picture of old Red Top Jail; "Llano's old Red Top Jail begain its comeback last Monday with the pouring of 64 concrete piers to stabilize its foundation."
  19. The Picayune 2 Dec 2015; "Visitation resumes at Red Top Jail" by Jennifer Fierro. Includes pictures of jail.


  1. The Llano News 13 July 2011; "Early Llano County Judges" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Mentions David Calvin Cowan, Abner Luce, Peyton R. Smith, James Spear BourlandSamuel Lockhart, Joseph Allen, T.C. Billingsley, Francis J. Smith, and Benjamin F. Davis

  1. Unknown, undated newspaper article; "LBJ Bridge Nearing Completion" shows picture of new Llano River bridge along with picture of old ferry
  2. "How Kingsland was settled" The Picayune 1 Oct 1991
  3. The Picayune 8 Oct 1991, "1st Kingsland Post Office
  4. The Picayune 22 oct 1991, "The Colorado river Dams"
  5. The Highlander, 12 Mar 1981, "Kingsland natural place to live"
  6. The Picayune 12 Jan 1994, "Happy 100th Kingsland"
  7. Unknown, undated newspaper article "Where rivers meet" by Dale Fry
  8. Highland Lakes Weekly 9 Sep 2011; The Kingsland/Lake LBJ Chamber News; Scott & white announced plans for new clinic
  9. "Lake town with a past" by John Hallowell, Highland Lakes Weekly 30 Dec 2011
  10. Brochure "Welcome to Kingsland, Texas"
  11. Highland Lakes Weekly 3 Feb 2012 "Kingsland in the 1950s" by John Hallowell
  12. Highland Lakes Weekly 10 Feb 2012 "Kingsland in the 1960s and 1970s" by John Hallowell
  13. Highland Lakes Weekly 24 Feb 2012; "Kingsland in the early '60s"  pictures & map of Kingsland
  14. Highland Lakes Weekly 2 Mar 2012 "Books and a whole lot more for Kingsland" by John Hallowell
  15. Highland Lakes Weekly 27 Jan 2012 "Memories of Kingsland before the dam" by John Hallowell
  16. Highland Lakes Weekly, 16 Nov 2012; "The way Kingsland used to be" by John Hallowell
  17. Highland Lakes Weekly, 4 Jan 2013; "The beginnings of Kingsland's Aqua Boom" by John Hallowell
  18. Highland Lakes Weekly 7 Sep 2012; "Highland Lakes heroes" by John Hallowell. About Bill and Willie Reynolds
  19. Highland Lakes Weekly 15 Feb 2013; "Aqua Boom in the 1970s" by John Hallowell
  20. Highland Lakes Weekly 8 Mar 2013; "Aqua Boom and Kingsland in the 1980s" by John Hallowell
  21. Highland Lakes Weekly 25 Jan 2013; picture taken from Bill's Cottages in late 1950's shows railroad bridge
  22. Highland Lakes Weekly 22 Feb 2013; "Back in the Day". pictures of events taken in the 1970's and 1980's
  23. Highland Lakes Weekly 24 May 2013; 2 photographs supplied by Gina Sindorf Chittim. 1) Opening of Higland Lakes Bank with Woody McCasland, Chester Barnett, Tex Wright, Bill McGee, Frank Weise, John Selman, Odie Ainsworth. 2) Former Burnet County Sheriff H. A. Barnett with Robin Sindorf.
  24. Highland Lakes Weekly 31 May 2013; "Growing up in Kingsland" - about Robin Sindorf's early life in Kingsland
  25. 2013 issue of "Kingsland, Texas!" booklet. Includes articles on 1) History (2 parts), 2) Aqua Boom Festival, 3) Highland Lakes Senior Center, 4) Community Center, 5) Kingsland today.
  26. Highland Lakes Weekly 8 Nov 2013; "The Banks family in Kingsland" by John Hallowell. Includes picture of Donald Banks who was born in Teich and grew up in Babyhead. His grandmother lived in Kingsland.
  27. Highland Lakes Weekly 10 Jan 2014; "The early 1960s in Kingsland" by John Hallowell
  28. Highland Lakes Weekly 17 Jan 2014; "Kingsland in 1961" by John Hallowell. Includes picture of Shirley Williams
  29. Highland Lakes Weekly, 31 Jan 2014; "Kingsland Heroes" by John Hallowell.  Continues the history of Shirley Williams, with photo of him with horse, with wife Ellen, and a 1935 photo of Williams with his brothers and sisters. (also see Surname Files on Shirley Williams).
  30. Highland Lakes Weekly, 21 Feb 2014; photo of Travis Lodge, located just north of Hwy 1431 on Llano side, from 1950s postcard
  31. Highland Lakes Weekly, 28 Feb 2014; "Kingsland in 1962" by John Hallowell
  32. "Kingsland, Texas" 2013 issue, published by Kingsland/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce. Includes: History, Parts I and II by John Hallowell, Aqua Boom, Senior Center, Community Center, Kingsland Today
  33. Highland Lakes Weekly 14 Mar 2014; "Kingsland in 1963-Part 1" by John Hallowell.
  34. Highland Lakes Weekly 28 Mar 2014; "Kingsland in 1963-Part 2" by John Hallowell.
  35. Highland Lakes Weekly "Kingsland in 1963-Part 3" by John Hallowell. Mentions W. J. Pollard, Wayne Barton, Bill Bransford, Kenneth Pearson, L. H. Blanke, Marie Oatman, Red Keith, Sonny Nelson. Same issue includes picture of Kingsland Slab.
  36. Highland Lakes Weekly 7 June 2014; "Kingsland in 1964--Part 2" by John Hallowell.
  37. Highland Lakes Weekly 27 June 2014; "Kingsland in 1965 - Part 1" by John Hallowell.
  38. Highland Lakes Weekly 18 July 2014; "Kingsland in 1965 - Part 2" by John Hallowell.
  39. Highland Lakes Weekly 1 Aug 2014; "Kingsland in 1966" by John Hallowell. Includes picture of Llano River Bridge and old Llano River ferry.
  40. Highland Lakes Weekly 15 Aug 2014; "Filling in some blanks" by John Hallowell. Also includes article entitled "Scatterthought" by John Hallowell. Article refers to home built by Dr. Mason Brock, fireplace built from rock retrieved from Jonas Dancer home on Honey Creek.
  41. Highland Lakes Weekly "The same building?" by John Hallowell. Discussions of artist drawing of "the old school house" in Kingsland.
  42. Highland Lakes Weekly 4 July 2014; "Enloe's Outlaws" waterskiers
  43. Front page of Highland Lakes Weekly 22 Aug 2014; aerial picture of confluence of Llano and Colorado Rivers at Kingsland, taken 60 years ago.
  44. Highland Lakes Weekly 22 Aug 2014; "Filling in Blanks--Part 2" by John Hallowell. Further information on Kingsland.
  45. Highland Lakes Weekly 29 Aug 2014; "Kingsland in 1967--Part 1" by John Hallowell
  46. Highland Lakes Weekly 29 Aug 2014; "Scatterthought" - story from May 1959, development of Kingsland Estates by Odie Ainsworth, Carlos Ashley and T. G. Houston.
  47. Highland Lakes Weekly 5 Sep 2014; "Kingsland history--back to 1961" by John Hallowell
  48. Highland Lakes Weekly 26 Sep 2014; "Kingsland in 1961-revisited" by John Hallowell. Includes aerial view of old Kingsland Estates airstrip.
  49. Highland Lakes Weekly 10 Oct 2014; "More history from 1962" by John Hallowell
  50. Facts about Kingsland & Sunrise Beach
  51. Highland Lakes Weekly  7 Nov 2014; "Growing up in Kingsland" by John Hallowell; Sheree Kaspar gives memories of Kingsland
  52. Highland Lakes Weekly 12 Dec 2014; "Fall 1962 in Kingsland" by John Hallowell
  53. Highland Lakes Weekly 2 Jan 2015; "Kingsland history - back to 1963" by John Hallowell
  54. Highland Lakes Weekly 6 Feb 2014; "1964 Boomtown" by John Hallowell
  55. Highland Lakes Weekly 2, 0 Feb 2015; "Back to 1964 in Kingsland" by John Hallowell
  56. Highland Lakes Weekly 6 Mar 2015; "Fifty years ago in Kingsland" by John Hallowell
  57. Highland Lakes Weekly 13 Mar 2015; "Back to 1965 (again) in Kingsland" by John Hallowell. Names mentioned, Ray Burns, C. K. Taylor, Lou Metzler, Pet Smith, Lee Golightly.
  58. Highland Lakes Weekly 9 Jan 2015; "Highland Lakes transformation" by John Hallowell. Includes picture of old Antlers Hotel
  59. Highland Lakes Weekly 20 Mar 2015; "Floormaster's 50th Anniversary" by John Hallowell. Owned by John & Lynda Davis.
  60. Highland Lakes Weekly 27 Mar 2015; "Presidential playgound" by John Hallowell
  61. Highland Lakes Weekly 3 Apr 2015; "50 years ago - Part 3" by John Hallowell. Names mentioned: Bruce and Jean Dines, Creed Smith, Tobe Mendenhall, Joe and Nona Cozby, Chip and Cora Thurman
  62. Highland Lakes Weekly 24 Apr 2015; "Kingsland in 1965 (once more)" by John Hallowell.
  63. Highland Lakes Weekly 15 May 2015; "Kingsland in 1966"  by John Hallowell. Names mentioned: Tennie B. Wingo, Joe Cozby, Charles Bowen, J. B. Jordan, C. C. Williams, Jack Combs, Raymond Jones, Joe Pike, Shirley Williams.
  64. Highland Lakes Weekly, 27 Mar 2015; "Presidential playground" by John Hallowell
  65. Highland Lakes Weekly, 5 Jun 2015; "Kingsland in 1966 - Part 3" by John Hallowell. Names mentioned: Charles and Bette Bowen, Mrs. Truman Thurman, Claude Wingo
  66. Highland Lakes Weekly, 12 Jun 2015; "Kingsland in 1966 - Part 4" by John Hallowell. Names mentioned: Dale and Lavern Puckett, Woody and Thera Nell Berry, A. W. Scott, Dick Mockert, Gene Bilberry, P. N. Phillips
  67. Highland Lakes Weekly, 19 Jun 2015; "Watching Kingsland grow" by John Hallowell. About building across from Kingsland Community Church on Hwy 1431. Served as doctor office for Dr. Mason Brock, and dentist office for Drs. John Johnson, and Robert Sawyer. Also story about Barbara Kolb who had worked for all three doctors. Includes picture of Barbara with Dr. Sawyer, and one of her family.
  68. Highland Lakes Weekly, 26 June 2015; "Back to 1966 in Kingsland."  Includes picture of a century-old log cabin on the Erich Lappe ranch, which had just received a Texas historical Medallion.
  69. Highland Lakes Weekly 7 Aug 2015; "Kingsland in 1967-Part 2" by John Hallowell. Names mentioned: Eldon Hall, Cliff Lewis, W. C. Howell, Jack Valentine, Wayne Barton, Gede Sindorf, Bill Douthitt, Dot Applegate, Mack Everett, Kenneth Poe, Ken Gray
  70. Highland Lakes Weekly, 14 Aug 2015; "Kingsland Winter 1967-68" by John Hallowell. Names mentioned: Garland Diggs, Jim Moore and son Jim, Drace Williams, Mary and Truman Thurman
  71. Highland Lakes Weekly, 28 Aug 2015; "Kingsland in 1968" by John Hallowell. Names mentioned: Jack Vaughn, Aubrey Hesler, Ed Egan, E. L. Wright, Doug Aston, Charley Ward, Drace Williams, Bruce Dines, Laverne Hughes.
  72. Highland Lakes Weekly, 11 Sep 2015; "Kingsland's Golden Age" (excerpted from a 1901 brochure published by the Austin & Northwest Rail Road.
  73. Highland Lakes Weekly, 18 Sep 2015; "Kingsland in 1969" by John Hallowell; Names mentioned: George M. Anthor of San Saba, Paul & Sue Myers, Bruce Dines, Doug Aston, Charlie Ward, Roland Moore, Horton Nesrsta, Pete Smith, Ed Davis, Garland Diggs, B. T. Fuller, Jack Woods, Mary Brown, Dr. Mason Brock, Ray Berry, Charles Bowen, Everett Smith, Edna Wheeler, L. V. Delz
  74. Highland Lakes Weekly, 2 Oct 2015; "Kingsland in 1969 - Part 2" by John Hallowell. Names mentioned: Bill McGee, Dr. Powell Carlton, J. O. Bikk, Marvin Roos, Pete Smith, Paul & Sue Myers
  75. Highland Lakes Weekly, 9 Oct 2015; "Kingsland in 1969 - Part 3" by John Hallowell; names mentioned: Jake & Bill McLean, Dave Lambreth, Charlie Ward, Billie Rochelle Houghtling, Paul Dugard, Betty Bowen, Red Berry, Jackie Pollard, Avis Winsor.
  76. Highland Lakes Weekly, 30 Oct 2015; "Kingsland in 1970 - Part 1" by John Hallowell. Names mentioned: Woody McCasland, Randall Polk, Leroy Kasper, Odie and Trudie Ainsworth, John R. Veteto, Col. Al C. Deutsch, Homer Richardson

- Kingsland - Antlers Hotel
1. Undated article, 'Antlers Hotel receives historical designation'
2. Antlers Hotel, 1976, 4.  Antlers Hotel/Historic Markers in Llano Co compiled by Mrs. H. T. Harrison in 1976.
3. The Highlander, 13 June 1974, 'The Antlers at Kingsland-Once a Hotel, Now a Home
4. Undated article, 'Kingsland's historic resort" by Dale Fry; The Highlander
5. The Highlander 2 Apr 1970, 'LBJ Lake Makes Kingsland Fast-Growing Trade Center' with picture of Antler Hotel
6. Lake Country Life,Burnet Bulletin, 17-13 May 2008, Junction House brings variety to Kingsland
7. Undated article, Kingsland Old Town Grill
8. "Kingsland landmark on market" 5 Oct 1989, unknown newspaper
9. "Kingsland's grand old lady begins second hundred years" by Mike Beuershausen, The Picayune 30 Nov 1991
10. Highland Lakes Weekly 17 Feb 2012 "An oasis of history" by John Hallowell
11. Highland Lakes Weekly 7 Nov 2014; picture of cast and crew of "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" at 40-year reunion at Grand Central Coffee

          -  Kingsland Genealogical Society   
1. River Cities Tribune, 15 Apr 2005,"Saturday seminar set at library"
2. KGS Chronicles Vol 3, Issue 12, December 2005

- Kingsland Business
  1. Highland Lakes Weekly 21 Oct 2011; Kingsland House of Arts & Crafts
  2. Highland Lakes Weekly 14 Sep 2012; Massage Garage; Ol'Timers Computers; Busy Bee Apiary; leather craft shop at 2705 W. Hwy 1431; "Kingsland Entrepreneur Robert Davis
  3. Hghland Lakes Weekly 16 Nov 2012; Grand Central Cafe
Llano River, Dams, Bridges
  1. Copy of photograph of Llano River taken 1958 (on back 24' high)
  2. Llano Buzz 10 Jan 2006; "Bridge rehabilitation not a popular topic with Llano Residents"
  3. Llano Buzz 25 Jan 2006; "TxDOT finds 'Bridge over Troubled Llano River'" - residents, school district happy with new rehab plans
  4. Burnet Bulletin Lake Country Life 21-27 Mar 2007; "No water over this bridge
  5. Burnet Bulletin Lake Country Life 28 Jan 2009; "A name as winding as its course" by Dale Fry
  6. The Llano Buzz & County Journal 9 Nov 2004; "The record breaking flood of 1935" by Dale Fry, Part One
  7. Lake Country Life 13-19 June 2007 "Llano dam nears centennial" by Dale Fry
  8. The Llano News 24 Nov 2004; "Flash Flood Alley swells once again"
  9. Highland Lakes Newspapers, undated, "Llano dam nears centennial" by Dale Fry
  10. Llano Buzz 5 July 2005; "Two dams, water works and power in early Llano" by Dale Fry
  11. The Llano News 19 Oct 2005; "Contract awarded for bridge rehab"
  12. The Llano News 11 Jan 2006;  "Residents, merchants concerned about bridge rehab project"
  13. Llano Country Life 13 June 2007; "Llano dam nears centennial" by Dale Fry
  14. The Llano News 9 Sep 2009; "History/The flood of 1935"  Photos of the flood and damages. Photos taken at the time by John W. Stockman and handed down through his family.
  15. The Llano News 16 Sep 2009; "History/Back to the Flood" by John Hallowell, includes pictures of bridge during flood
  16. The Llano News 25 May 2005; LCRA advertising with picture of Llano Bridge, Llano. 
  17. Highland Lakes Weekly 31 Aug 2012, front page; picture of the Llano River and Badu Park
  18. The Llano News 20 Feb 2013; bird's eye view of Llano River and the Llano Bridge
  19. Highland Lakes Weekly 13 Sep 2013; note from editor regarding owner of photo showing the 1892 picture
  20. Lake Country Life 6-12 Aug 2014; picture by Jim Wreyford of the Llano River bridge.
  21. Highland Lakes Weekly 29 May 2015; "The Flood of 2015"
  22. Hill Country Magazine - pictures of the Llano River from Winter 2005 and Summer 2006 issues.
Lone Grove
  1. The Highlander 10 June 1976; "Memories of Lone Grove Include Blacksmithing"
  2. The Highlander 14 July 1977; "A cedarchopper's journal (of sorts)" by C. W. Wimberley
  3. The Highlander 25 Jan 1979; "A cedarchopper remembers Lone Grove" by C. W. Wimberley
  4. The Llano News 9 Jun 2010; "History". Article on Lone Grove
  5. Lake Country Life 22 Oct 2010; "A century in Llano" by Dale Fry
  6. The Llano News 10 Jun 2015; "Lone Grove Rising." Names mentioned: Solomon G. Maxwell, Samuel L. Lockhart, Isaiah Clark, James E. Hughes, John Loving, Jane Trent, Elizabeth Pavey, Mary Perry, Malinda Perkins, George W and Sarah M. Hughes Patrick, Louisiana Perkins, John R. Coggin, Henry Hatley, Temperance Jeffries, James Riley McNutt, Peter Harmon, Andrew McNutt, Wilburn Oatman, 5 Templeton brothers, Thomas Havins, Daniel and Isaac Rlley Trent, Andrew Jackson Coggin, the Herridge family.
Long Mountain
  • Highland Lakes Weekly 1 Aug 2014; "Long Mountain Views" - 3 photographs of Long Mountain views
Loyal Valley
  1. The Llano News 2 April 1970; "Herr Baron---Or El Sol Colorado?" by V. H. Torrance
  2. The Llano News 14 Sep 2011; "Llano County Sister Communities" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Besides Loyal Valley, article gives information on Cherokee in San Saba County.
Maps (Llano County only)  for more maps, see  Map section after Llano County Info
  1. 1999-2000 Llano County map by Texas Trails
  2. Copy of General Land Office map of Llano County showing land grants
  3. Map of Burnet County showing location of Tow and Bluffton bridge
  4. Llano County Map dated Jan. 1890 from General Land Office (2 copies)

  1. Unknown, undated newspaper article "Llano Schools Promoted Masonry"
  2. The Llano News 19 May 2010; "History/Masons celebrate 150 years" by John Hallowell
  1. The Llano News Independence Day Salute 2005
  2. The Llano News 25 Jan 2006; "Case of the missing bayonette". World War I soldier statue was dedicated 6 Nov 1930. The bayonette has been missing since 1980.
  3. Lake Country Life 25 May 2007; "Enduring honor" by Dale Fry; regarding the World War I monument
  4. Lake Country Life 22-28 Aug 2007; "The South Rises Again in Llano" and "Preserving Confederate heritage" by George Hatt
  5. Lake Country Life 21 Jan 2009; "A tribute to their father" by Dale Fry. Confederate soldier statue on square.
  6. The Llano News 19 Aug 2009; "Honoring the Fallen in 1930" by John Hallowell
  7. The Llano News 26 Aug 2009; "Llano in 1927" by John Hallowell. Also "Veteran's Day Tribute to the World War I Doughboy" by Saarah O. Franklin
  8. The Llano News 14 Oct 2009; "In January 1942" by John Hallowell
  9. The Llano News 9 Dec 2009; "Still in 1916" by John Hallowell, Llano happenings in 1916
  10. The Llano News 7 Oct 2009; "War comes to Llano" by John Hallowell. Llano happenings leading up to Pearl Harbor Day.
  11. Llano County Journal 10 Nov 2010; "Early Llano aimed high in honoring its soldiers" by Dale Fry
  12. The Llano News 25 May 2011; "In Recognition of Memorial Day" by Karylon Hallmark Russell
  13. The Llano News 10 Aug 2011; "Llano County's Native Military Hero" by Karylon Hallmark Russell; about Four-star General ira C. Eaker, born in community of Field Creek.
  14. The Llano News 9 Nov 2011; "A Tribute to Veteran's Day" by Karylon Hallmark Russell
  15. The Llano News 30 May 2012; "Memorializing Llano county's Civil War Casualties" by Karylon Hallmark Russell
  16. The Llano News 10 Apr 2013; "The Civil War: The Good, Bad, And Ungly (Part Two)" by Karylon Hallmark russell, about Civil War
  17. The Llano News 15 May 2013; "The Home Front During World War II" by Karylon Hallmark Russell
  18. The Llano News 22 May 2013; "On the Home Front--Part II" by Karylon Hallmark Russell
  19. The Llano News 29 May 2013; "On the Home Front--Part III" by Karylon Hallmark Russell
  20. The Llano News 28 May 2014; "Those They Left Behind" by Karylon Hallmark Russell - includes names of known soldiers who died in several wars
  21. The Llano News 18 June 2014; "Durst Graduates with Master's Degree; Captain Dustin Durst graduated from George Washington University
  22. The Llano News 9 July 2014; "Men Around Town: Post World War II" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned include: Ratliff, Stumfoll, Dalchau, Winkel, Wallace, Watkins, Buttery, Inman
  23. The Llano News 6 May 2015; "150th Anniversary of Ending of the Civil War (1865-2015)" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Llano County men mustered in at Camp Mabry near Austin to serve under Llano County resident, Capt. Seth Mabry.
  24. Hill Country Magazine, Winter 2007; "Celebrating Rebel Roots". Pictures of the Confederate Heritage Reunion in August.
  1. Kingsland Current 13 Oct 2004; "Llano County: Nature's handiwork"
  2. Kingsland Current 5 Jan 2005, "The elusive Spanish mines of Packsaddle Mountain"
  3. Llano Buzz 18 Jan 2005; "A most mysterious mine" by Dale Fry - A. L. Hammonds discovers mysterious hole on Albert Smith Ranch
  4. The Llano News 28 Mar 2012, "In Search of Riches" 
  5. Highland Lakes Weekly 6 Apr 2012; "Minerals helped shape Highland Lakes history"
  1. Lake Country Life 28 Feb-7 Mar 2007; "Oxford once a stagecoach watering hole" by Dale Fry
  2. Lake Country Life 4 Feb 2009; "Tiny structure has big story" by Dale Fry with picture of old store
  1. The Llano News 29 Dec 2004; "The history of Llano Memorial Hospital" by Mary Rhodes
  2. The Llano News 15 Aug 2012; "Early Known Doctors of llano Country" by Karylon Hallmark Russell

Pioneer Women
  1. The Llano News 27 Feb 2013; "Early Llano County Matriarchs." Names mentioned: Mary Duff, Eliza Duff Shults, Cynthia Duff Arnold, Elizabeth Margrave Breazeale, Elizabeth Turner, Elizabeth Anderson
  2. The Llano News 6 Mar 2013; "The Tragedy of Widowhood" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned: Mary Duff, Elizabeth Hartcher, Mary Hoffman, Mary Flint, Penelop Wells duncan, Sarah Anne Simms Walker, Amanda January Turne.
  3. The Llano News 7 May 2014; "Motherhood is What I do" by Karylyn Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned include Mary Elzira Davis Maxwell, Isaac Byler Maxwell, Margaret Melcenie Davis, Abigail C. Garrett, Lillie Ruth Beal, Alberta Canada.
  4. The Llano News 16 July 2014; "Women Around Town" by Karolyn Hallmark Russell.
  5. The Llano News 23 July 2014; "Women Around Town: After 1900" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Includes picture of Esther Dalchau. Other names mentioned include: Elizabeth Reddick Haynie, Mrs. S. M. Beeson, Billie Baugher, Mildred Overstreet, Marie Sheppard, Ethel Whitley, Edna Powell.
  6. The Llano News 30 July 2014; "More About 'Around Town'" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Concludes topic of women aaround town and also mentiones children around town.
1. Newspaper article by Mrs. Ben Polk titled “Part of Pontotoc History Reclaimed” including pictures of old Pontotoc cemetery and gravestone of Mrs. Gartman died June 1887
Pool Branch 1. 2- page typed paper by Mrs. Bill Bryson about Pool Branch (the stream and the community founded there that became Joppa)
Post Office –U.S., Briggs 1. Letter from Meyer H. Fishbein of General Services Administration dated August 8, 1961 to Mr. Ernest Langford about postal service to Briggs
2. List of Postmasters from 1888 to 1971 including James W. Edgar, James M. Brown, Jesse T. Hall, William E. Clinkscales, Horace Clickscales, and Mrs. Hazel A. Taylor
3. Hill Country Magazine, Winter 2005; 2 photographs taken of Pontotoc sites

Prairie Mountain
      1. The Llano News 27 Jan 2010; History article about the Prairie Mountain School by John Hollowell
      2. Hill Country magazine Fall 2010; " Prairie Mountain School" by John Hallowell. Names mentioned: R. F. "Bob" Rountree, Ernest and Lucy Marschall, Stanley Keese, Billy Bob Schneider, Martha Ann and E. J. Staedtler, Joe Miller, Charles Henry Keese, E. C. Fiedler, Clara Schorlemmer, Oliver Rode
Queen Bee - Llano News, Karylon Hallmark Russell extracts Levi Vinyard Arnolds memoirs telling about his life as a young cowboy growing up on the Texas frontier. Book is entitled "Queen Bee". Some names mentioned: Lucinda Null Arnold, Levi Arnold, William K. Arnold, Ike Pryor, Elizabeth Arnold, Frank Arnold, Arthur Atkinson, William Richard Arnold, Henry A. Chadwick, Francis Marion Shults, Scott Zesch, Herman Lehmann, Adolph Korn, Lee Temple, Malinda Caudel, William Whitlock, A. L. Carleton, Richard Coffey, Jim Maxwell, Margaret Catherine Atkison Hammons, Joseph Pullen, Levi & Lucy White.
  1. Austin American 20 Sep 1962; "First Railroad Boosted Llano" by Lucile Larremore - Day in 1892 when a narrow gauge railroad, extended from Burnet.
  2. Kingsland Current 2 Feb 2005; "HC Railroaders clear tracks to Scoby" by Brian Schenk, Hill Country Railroad
  3. Llano Buzz 6 Dec 2005; "Development of Llano's historical trainyard begins" by Dale Fry
  4. Llano Buzz 10 Jan 20; "Train depot work progresses"
  5. Llano Buzz 1 Feb 2006; "Llano rail Yard 'goin's on'" by Cindy Richerson. And "Saving a railroad line and building a depot" "Project 15 years in the making" by Dale Fry.
  6. Lake Country Life 18 Feb 2009; "Llano's bustling freight yard" by Dale Fry
  7. "Fatal Collision on the Santa Fe/Four Prominent Stockmen Killed Instantly...Others Injured" from undated, unknown newspaper. Harold Harris of Llano killed. Also mentioned was R. H. Baumann of Llano.
Sandy Mountain
  • Unknown, undated newspaper article entitled "Reminiscence". Article submitted by Mrs. John Thompson about old time tournament. Men who ente4red were G. W. Gibson, Lewis Gibson, Thompson Gibson, Ralph Haynes, Geo. Haynes, John W. Johnson, J. V. Latham, Mart Phillips, and Harry Walker.

  1. The Highlander 11 Mar 1976; "Bicentennial School" regarding Oatman Creek School building
  2. Unnamed, undated newspaper article; "Museum Musings" by Lena Schorlemmer. Mentions Tow Valley, Field Creek, Oatman Creek, Kingsland, New Hope, Shiloh schools.
  3. Undated Lake Country Life; "Schoolhouse shelter" by Dale Fry. One-Room old schoolhouse on the old Wenmohs ranch, which is now Horseshoe Bay West
  4. River Cities Tribune 24 Sep 2004; "Llano Co., school officials develop
  5. The Llano News 23 July 2008; picture of the Llano High School Class of 1953 taken at their 55th year reunion.
  6. Llano Buzz 11 Oct 2005; "1925: Llano ISD erects imposing new high school" by Dale Fry. Includes picture of old Llano High School building
  7. The Llano News 19 Oct 2005; "Llano High School Class of 1965 celebrates 40th reunion". Includes picture of attendees
  8. The Llano News 2 Nov 2005; "Llano County could be first to harness wind power for school fund"
  9. The Llano Buzz 22 Nov 2005; "1927: LISD comes up with an ingenious plan"
  10. 18 May 2005 "The Llano News Salutes the LHS Class of 2005" including pictures of graduates
  11. The Llano News 18 May 2005; "Meador captures gold and silver, Sets new school records" about Leroy Meador
  12. Llano News 14 Jun 2005; "North Llano protests school board discrimination in 1935" by Dale Fry. Patrons claim board neglects North Llano's Mark Twain School, favors southside schools
  13. The Llano Buzz 11 Oct 2005; "1925: Llano ISD erects imposing new high school" by Dale Fry
  14. 17 May 2006 "The Llano News Salutes the 2006 graduates including pictures of graduates
  15. The Llano News 1 Oct 2008; "Hill recognized in top five"; about Dennis Hill
  16. Lake Country Life 18 Feb 2009; "Educators make an impact" about Dennis Hill
  17. The Llano News 24 Aug 2011; "Up in the morning and Off to School" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. About early education in Llano County.
  18. The Llano News 21 Sep 2011; "Football Fifty Years ago" by Karylon Hallmark Russell
  19. The Llano News 14 May 2014; "A Senior Moment...Way Past Due" by Kaarylon Hallmark Russell. Includes school picture of rural school at Old Bluffton.
  20. The Llano News, 4 Oct 2006; "2006 LHS Hall of Fame Celebrates Induction", with photos of the 1959 Lady Jacket Basketball Team and Mildred Inks-Dalrymple, Darrel A. Davis, Joe Bill Watkins, Dr. Jim Robertson, and Eugene Russell.
  21. The Llano Journal, 27 May 2009; section with photos of 2009 Seniors
  22. The Llano News, 7 Oct 2015; "L.H.S. Forever!" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. About Llano High School, with photo of the building built in 1925
  1. The Llano News 20 April 2011; "Early Sheriffs of Llano County" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned: Samuel Lockhart, Joseph M. Allen, Thomas Billingsley, Frank Smith, Benjamin Davis
  2. The Llano News 14 Mar 2012; "Llano County Sheriffs After the Civil War" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned: Miles Barler, William Hoskins, Samuel Lockhart, Joseph Allen, Thomas Billingsley, F. J. Smith, Benjamin Davis, Matthew Clendennen, William Saxon, Jonathan Bozarth
  3. The Llano News 21 Mar 2012; "Llano County Sheriffs 1876-1884" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Surnames mentioned: Jonathan Bozarth, R. A. McInnis, George W Shaw
  4. The Llano News 17 Oct 2012; "Llano County Sheriffs1884-1888" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Surnames mentioned: Matthew Caldwell Roberts, Matthew Caldwell Roberts
  5. Highland Lakes Weekly 4 Oct 2013; "Who ya gonna call?" Llano Historical Ghost Society gives two-hour tour, "Old West Ghost Tours" in downtown Llano. Article mentions sheriffs Ben Beeson and Matthew Caldwell Roberts, Ben Ligon.
  6. The Llano News 16 Apr 2014; "Early Sheriffs of Llano County" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned: Samuel Lockhart & brother Joseph Warren Lockart
Texas Rangers Connected to Llano County
  1. The Llano News 25 Sep 2013; "The Roberts Rangers" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned: Capt John Coffee Hayes, Capt. James S. Bourland, Charles C. Roberts, Riley A. Walker, Matthew Caldwell Roberts, Abraham Roberts.
  2. The Llano News 2 Oct 2013; "Two More Roberts Rangers" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned: Daniel Webster Roberts, Alexander Roberts


  1. Photograph entitled "Tow Work Group, 14 Feb 1916"
  2. Photograph entitled "Tow Valley Reunion"
  3. Highland Lakes Weekly 14 Nov 2014; flag dedication service at tow Community Center, 2 photographs
  4. Austin Statesman, undated, "Tow Rancher has Many Descendants - H. S. Hereford Proud of His Large Clan"
  5. Picture of Tow Community Center from Tow Community Center Association Newsletter
  6. Highland Lakes Weekly 26 Dec 2014; "Time Capsule in Tow. Includes 5 picture including Fred Chappel opening the Time Capsule
  7. Tow Community Center Newsletter, Nov-Dec 2014; "For these reasons we salute all" - Memorial Day services, including picture of don Holland's tombstone.
  8. Tow Community Center Newsletter, Dec 2014; Information on Tow Baptist Church, including pictures.
  9. Hill Country Magazine, Fall 2006; "Memories of O.K. McDonald". Article includes a copy of a picture of the old Tow bridge over the Colorado River

Town of Llano
  1. The Llano Buzz, undated article; "Marking 110 years" photo taken in front or courthouse, the 'Main Street Crew' Laverne Frederick, Dwight Blaskowsky, LaNell Scott, Mike Reagor, Sarah Franklin, and Karylon Russell.
  2. Old picture of Llano Trades Day that appeared in The Llano News, unknown date
  3. Brochure entitled "Llano, Historic Hub of the Hill Country
  4. The Llano News 28 Mar 1996; "Walking tour of Historic Llano.
  5. Llano Buzz 3 May 2005, front page; "Llano Main Street receives $150K grant" by Sarah Franklin, Llano Main Street Director. Includes Project Site Map, which is on the north side of the Llano River Bridge.
  6. The Llano Buzz 7 June 2005; "December 1929: The 'Talkies' come to Llano" by Dale Fry
  7. Llano Buzz 11 Jan 2005; "Changes in water system are on tap for city of Llano residential consumers" by Mark Atwood
  8. The Llano Buzz 16 Aug 2005; "1935: Llano plans for a new city hall and fire station" by Dale Fry
  9. The Llano News 26 Aug 2009; "History/Llano in 1927" by John Hallowell; also article "Veteran's Day Tribute to the World War I doughboy" by Sarah O. Franklin
  10. The Llano News 24 Mar 2010; "History/Cecil Smith's exploits brightened Llano's Depression." Includes photos of Courthouse and cemetery.
  11. Unknown newspaper 23 May 2012; "Tow - worth its salt in tranquility" by Viva Scott and Dana Delgado, about salt works
  12. The Llano News 4 Apr 2012; "The Other Llano Townsquare" by Karylon Hallmark Russell
  13. Highland Lakes Weekly 20 July 2012, front page; bird's eye view of Llano
  14. The Llano News 24 Oct 2012; "Livery Stables & Wagon Yards" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned: Cal Wright, George Schuessler, C.S. Stoudenmier, R. L. Bourland, Milton  B. Dabbs, W.C. Barker, A.O. Duty, Jim Long, J.B. Barker, F.M. Cassaday, App Garrett, Tompson, Olin Hillman
  15. Lake Country Life" 23 Jan 2013; "Buck points Way" by Lyn Odom - 4 signs marking entry into Llano
  16. Highland Lakes Weekly,  21 Feb 2013; "Signs of the Times in Llano" featuring photos of businesses Phunky Phoenix and Roots, The Country Fryer, and Dixie Lane.
  17. The Llano News; 27 Aug 2014; "Things I Miss in Llano" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Includes picture of soda fountain located inside the original Corner Drug Store, and old grist mill/ice house.
  18. The Llano News 3 Sep 2014; "Things I don't Miss in Llano" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Includes a picture of Bill Stewart, LHS graduate of 1959 wearing a flat top.
Valley Spring
    1. The Llano News 2 April 1970; "News from Valley Spring" by Mrs. Abbye Sessom
    2. The Llano News 23 July 2015; "Prelude to Valley Spring-Field Creek" by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned: O.C.J. Phillips, William O. Phillips, James L. Epperson, Amos Eaker, David Franklin Owen, Gabriel Choate, Jacob Wykoff, Benjamin F. Davis, James Kindrey Hoys.
    3. The Llano News 5 Aug 2015; "Valley Spring-Field Creek Rising". by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Names mentioned: O.C.J. Phillips, William Rainbolt, Stanley Miller, Frederica Foster, Sylvia Osbourn, James Kindred How, Sarah Brown, Mary Corder, Florence Arron, R. C. Kirkpatrick, Parker Presley, Elizabeth Matilda Gray, Benjamin Davis, Dr. Daniel Beveridge, Dr. d. B. Anderson, Ezekiel Hairston, William Banta, Allen G. Roberts.
End of Llano Section

Lodges:  Sons of Hermann
  1. undated article about lodge and its history. [article missing as of 11 Sept 09]
- See also Masonic Lodges
Longhorn Cavern   
1. Newspaper clipping, 2 May 1957, source unknown; “Caverns’ Age Pegged at Million”.  Photo of historical marker and footbridge. (1 page)
2. Citation for historical marker, Longhorn Cavern Administration Building, placed 1989. (7 pages)
3. Short typed history of Longhorn Caverns.  (1 page)
4. Program for placing of official Texas Historical Marker at Longhorn Caverns Administration Building, 13 May 1989.  (1 page)
5. Application package for placement of official Texas Historical Marker, with copies of pictures. (2 copies) (3 pages)
6. Memo from Tad Moses, pointing out “windies” or untruths in the historical marker.  Dated Aug 1969. (1 page)
7. The Highlander, 14 Feb 1974, “Was Sam Bass Ever in Burnet County?” with pictures relating to Sam Bass. (2 copies)  (5 pages)
8. Newspaper clipping, Austin American, 26 Apr 1969, “Longhorn Cavern” with drawing of interior of cave. (1 orig; 1 copy)  (1 page)
9. Newspaper clipping, 21 May 1961, source unknown, “Longhorn Cavern Has Thrills for Sightseers.” Frontier Times, April 1929, “Sherrard’s Cave in Burnet County”, by Mary Johnson Posey.  (approx 4 pages)
10. The Geologic Story of Longhorn Cavern, Guidebook 4, from Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas, Austin, Feb 1963.  (pamphlet, not copyable)
11. Express News, 11 Aug 1968, “Longhorn Cavern History Varies” (1 page)
12. Correspondence to and from Tad Moses about the history of the cave. (2 pages)
13. Newspaper clipping  from San Antonio Express-News August 15, 2004 titled “Longhorn Cavern State Park” (1 page)
14. Photos from collection of Jo Hammond.
a. Group one – postcard images of formations (10 pages)
b. Group two – photos of outside entrance and inside (2 pages)
c. Group three – photos of dance held inside cave (1 page)
15. Hill Country Magazine Fall 2004 article about Longhorn Cavern
16. Copy of Newspaper article, no date, about News From CCC Co. 854
17. Austin American Statesman,  10 Feb 1996; "Deep Dark Secrets of Sam Bass"
18.  "Two Kinds of History Found in Texas' Longhorn Caverns", undated and unnamed newspaper article
19. The Picayune,  27 July 2005, "Longhorn Cavern--Discover and explore the Natural Wonder in our backyard" with picture of dancing in the cave, c. 1920s
20. Two postcards: Abrahm Lincoln Formation, Longhorn Cavern; Sam Bass Entrance, Longhorn Caverns
21. Burnet Bulletin 4 July 2012; "Longhorn Caverns seen in a new light/Local park attracts both young, old" by Mark Goodson
22.  Two postcards donated by Jane Knapik, Sept 2014:  Entrance to Park on Highway No. 66 and The Viking Prow formation inside cave.  Originals filed in Photo Archives, Longhorn Cavern.
Lower Colorado River Authority      (LCRA)

1. Burnet Bulletin July 28, 2004 “LCRA unveils Buchanan Regional Water Plan”
2. Burnet Bulletin September 15, 2004  “LCRA seeks input on marinas”
3.Burnet Bulletin August 3, 2005 “Renovations at Starcke”
4. LN 11/23/2005 LCRA plans to count residential docks on five Highland Lakes this winter
5. KC 12/28/05 “LCRA septic system program oversees years of Hill Country growth”
6. KC 1/11/06 “Refurbished LCRA museum highlights history of the Highland Lakes area”
7. RCT 6/17/2006 Lake Buchanan EMS given grant by LCRA
8. “LCRA goes after illegal trash dumpers from the air”
9. Brochure for 50th anniversary of Tom Miller Dam
10. Western Union telegram about High Dam at Marshall Ford on Colorado River, hoping that Congressman J.J. Mansfield will support
11. LCRA 1939 survey map showing location of Marshall Ford Dam
12. Citizens Gazette, 17 Feb 2010, "LCRA Birth Leads to Area Development"
13.Citizens Gazette, 15 Oct 2015, "LCRA investigation concludes." About Copper theft.
Lubbock Tornado, 1970   
Newspaper clippings from the Lubbock Avalanche Journal, 14 May 1970 pertaining to a tornado that hit town.  Many photos of the damage.
Magill’s Grove   
1.  Application package for Texas Historical Marker for Magill Family Cemetery, 1 mile south of 29 on 281.
2.  photo of group of young women sitting on a low, bent tree trunk.  None are identified.  Caption written on photo says, “In a tree”, but marked on back are the words, “Magill’s Grove.”
  1. Newspaper clipping, date and source unknown; about the Mt Horeb Lodge, submitted by B. H. Stewart, 2 June 1917
  2. Draft copy of article about Mahomet History, original written by Mrs. Bill Bryson, chairman of the Burnet County Historical Commission.  Five double-spaced pages.
  3. Copy of deed which gave 5 acres of land for Mahomet in 1874.
  4. Photograph, 8x10, with note “Mahomet Cemetary Homecoming”.  Shows group of people, none identified, year unknown.
  5. Photograph, “Sycamore Springs School, Mahomet”, undated, with some names on back.
  6. Newspaper clipping, date unknown, from Burnet Bulletin, “Mahomet Post Office Site Receives State Marker,”, with photos
  7. Newspaper clipping, Dallas News, 11 July 1971 by Frank X. Tolbert, “Did  Drivers Start Mahomet Town?”
  8. Copy of newspaper article, “No Mohammedans Now in Mahomet,” by Frank X. Tolbert, from 15 May 1967 issue of Dallas News.  On same page is another Tolbert article from Dallas News of 21 Dec 1963, “Did Camel Driver Become Postman?”
  9. Typed sheet with Mahomet name history.  Date and source unknown.
  10. Pamphlet, “History of Mt. Horeb Chapter, No. 57, R. A. M.” compiled by Edward White
  11. Mahomet, Historical Marker.   Application package for Mahomet-Sycamore Springs Community, Texas Ranch Road 243, 2 miles west of US Highway 183.
  12. The Picayune, 9 July 2008; "We'll Meet in Mahomet" by Rachel Bryson; tidbits about the community.

Map, Burnet City of
  1. Official Map of City of Burnet and suburbs, 1963 
  2. Copies of Burnet city plats, showing lots and businesses in 1885, from Sanborn maps.  Donated by Charles E. Ely, 2012

Map, Burnet County Abstract 
  1. Map of early Burnet County, 7 copied pages from General Land Office.
  2. State Abstracts of Burnet County to Aug 31, 1941; 39 pages
  3. Plat map of Burnet County showing boundaries of Lampasas, Burnet, & Marble Falls ISD's
  4. Old plat maps of Burnet Co, (rom the holdings of the Texas State Archives)


Map, Early Maps of Texas   

  1. Map of early Texas, German, by De Ferd. Roemer, undated, source unknown
  2. 1837 Map of Texas with parts of the adjoining states
Map, Genealogical Map of the Counties, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Map, Geologic
  1. Geologic Quadrangle Map No. 43; "Geology of the Click Quadrangle, Llano and Blanco Counties, Texas" by Virgil E. Barnes, June 1978
  2. Geologic Quadrangle Map No. 44; "Geology of the Dunman Mountain Quadrangle, Llano, Burnet, and Blanco Counties, Texas" by Virgil E. Barnes, June 1978
  3. Geologic Quadrangle Map No. 45; "Geology of the Cap Mountain Quadrangle, Llano County, Texas" by Virgil E. Barnes, July 1978
  4. Geologic Quadrangle Map No. 46; "Geology of the Howell Mountain Quadrangle, Blanco and Llano Counties, Texas" by Virgil E. Barnes, August 1978
  5. Geologic Quadrangle Map No. 47; "Geology of the Round Mountain Quadrangle, Blanco, Burnet, and Llano Counties, Texas" by Virgil E. Barnes, August 1978
  6. Geologic Quadrangle Map No. 48; "Geology of the Marble Falls Quadrangle, Burnet and Llano Counties, Texas" by Virgil E. Barnes, November 1982
  7. Geologic Quadrangle Map No. 49; "Geology of the Pedernales Falls Quadrangle, Blanco County, Texas" by Virgil E. Barnes, November 1982
  8. Geologic Quadrangle Map No. 50; "Geology of the Spicewood Quadrangle, Blanco, Burnet, and Travis Counties, Texas" by Virgil E. Barnes
  9. Geologic Atlas of Texas; Llano Sheet, 1981

Map, Granite Shoals, Streets   
1.  One page typed short histories of Burnet County; Sherwood Shores; and Granite Shoals.
2.  Street Map of City of Granite Shoals and Sherwood Shores, SCS, Highland Haven and Shady Acres Subdivisions.  Undated.

Map, Hill Country - Map covering Hill Country from Austin to Menard. Includes all hill country counties. F. W. Vesey 1964

Map - Miscellaneous Burnet County Maps
  1. Soil Interpretative Map of Important Farmlands, Burnet county
  2. Map of Burnet County including maps of Burnet, Marble Falls, Bertram, Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake, Lake L.B.J., Lake Marble Falls, 1970
  3. General Highway Map of Burnet County, dated 1963
  4. General Highway Map of Burnet County, dated 1971
  5.            Map of Burnet and Llano counties, undated
  6.            Burnet, The City of the Lakes, The Great Recreational Center of Texas, undated but old.


Map - Missionary Map of World
Map, Old Military Road  
1.  Map of Old Military Road that runs From Fort McKavett in Menard County, through Sutton, Kimble, Edwards, and Kinney Counties to Ft. Clark.  Drawn by A. L. Zimmerman, Aug 1965.
Map, State of Texas- Topographic -
    1. Map of Texas with Index
            Maps rolled - In box on top of vertical file
[GHM means "General Highway Map" produced by the State of Texas
Maps are numbered for easy reference in container box.
  1.  1924 map showing policical division and plot ownership (currently being repaired)
  2. 1924 survey map
  3. 1963 GHM
  4. 1971 Map
  5. Blanco 1963 GHM
  6. Lampasas 1963 GHM
  7. Llano 1963 GHM
  8. Travis 1963 GHM
  9. Williamson 1963 GHM
  10. Bexar 1887 map
  11. Gillespie 1963 GHM
  12. Kimble 1963 GHM
  13. Mason 1963 GHM
  14. McCulloch 1963 GHM
  15. Menard 1963 GHM
  16. Map of Texas prior to 1852
  17. 1858 military map of area northwest, west and southwest of Williamson County
  18. Original land grants in Austin area (2 maps showing 2 different sections)
  19. 1942 State Farm Road Atlas of US, Canada, and Mexico
  20. Chart showing parent counties of all Texas counties
  21. Register of Interior Proper Warrants on the Treasury (2 different registers)
  22. Register of accounts for Claims
  23. Copy of the Constitution of United States
  24. Large rolled map of Fayette County (donated by BCGS Member Pat Schultz)
  25. Airy Mount - drawing of proposed plans for restaurant complex that includes the Craddock House
  26. The Valley Between the Colorado and the Pedernales
  27. Burnet County 1971 General highway Map
  28. US Dept of Interior Geological Survey
  29. Morman Mill Quadrangle, Burnet County, Texas
  30. IOOF Cemetery Map (2 maps noted #1 nd #2)
  31. US Dept of Interior Geological Survey Burnet Quadrangle (2 maps showing east side of county)
  32. Shady Grove Cemetery
  33. DRT Sesquicentennial Map of Texas, 1836
  34. Cemetery of Emanuel Sampson, Lodge 183 IOOF
  35. Register of Interior Warrants on the Treasury

Marble Falls   
  1.  3 pictures of 11 inch snowfall in Marble Falls in 1927
  2. Copy of early letter from Marble Falls Chamber of Commerce to property owners living along Highway 281. Subject was changing the highway from a "hump-back, dusty country road to a four lane street through Marble Falls"
  3. Marble Falls Messenger 15 Sep 1921; "Floods Do Much Damage." In 2 days 17.55 inches of rain falls in Marble Falls.
  4. "A Trip to Marble Falls" - from Marble Falls Messenger of March 3, 1927, a reprint from Burnet Bulletin of 1 March, 1888
  5. Burnet Bulletin 7 August 1930; "Small Cyclone Hits Marble Falls".
  6.  Newspaper article from The Highlander April 10, 1975 titled “The Story of Marble Falls, Texas ‘A City Laid Out by a Blind Man’” by Stella Gipson Polk
  7. Newspaper article from The Highlander June 29, 1972 titled “Looking Back at Burnet County Land” by Frank C. Rigler about a booklet put out by Adam R. Johnson for selling land in the area
  8. Newspaper article from the San Antonio Light titled “The Fountain of Youth” about Blue Bonnet Fishing Camp and Mr. Brown
  9. Handwritten notes about personnel for the Water Control and Improvement District 1
  10. Newspaper tax notice for the city of Marble Falls cut out in the shape of a pattern for  a front section of a shirt
  11. Newspaper picture from the Messenger November 3, 1960 showing the almost complete water plant for the Water Control and Improvement District
  12. Picture of  S.A. Green Bakery with Wallace House in the background
  13. Texas Highways article “Marble Falls:  A Lakeside Treasure” July 1999 Newspaper article about J.R.Kellersberger
  14.  The American -Statesman article September 4, 1960 about the Mathes Company’s plant occupying historic building built by General Adam R. Johnson
  15.  Marble Falls Messenger article March 15, 1962  “Scout Project Recovers Marble Falls Marker”
  16. Typed description of  city of Marble Falls
  17. The Highlander, November 18, 1971 by Greg Olds titled “1896 Explosion Kills, Maims at Granite Mtn.”
  18. The Highlander 4 Mar 1976; "Marble Falls Named Bicentennial City"
  19. The Highlander 24 June 1976; "When Liveoaks Grew in the Middle of Main Street/Half a Century in Marble Falls" by Betty MacNabb. Includes a picture of Jeannette Jones
  20. The Highlander 2 Dec 1976; "Hill Country Turns Out 1,000 Strong for Bicentennial"
  21. Photo of Marble Falls Ice Factory building Undated
  22. Misc. photos of Marble Falls
  23. Photo of 110 pound pumpkin grown in Marble Falls
  24. Marble Falls Chamber of Commerce brochure
  25. The River Cities Tribune 1 Mar 2002; "Historic Preservation Society sets organizational meeting," includes picture of the Double Horn School
  26. The River Cities Tribune 1 Mar 2002;"The Way It Was/Marble Falls: When cotton was king" by Linda Ware. Includes picture of the first bridge across the Colorado River, view of that bridge being washed away, and view of Lake Marble Falls.
  27. The River Cities Tribune 6 Sep 2002; "Fifty Years ago, another disaster happened on 9-11" by Dale Tucker. Flood of '52 remembered. Also includes "Mother Nature has a mind of her own" by Duane Michel about the same flood.
  28. Hill Country Magazine Winter 2004 “Walkway of Lights” at Christmas
  29. River Cities Tribune July 2, 2004 “Walgreens coming to Marble Falls”
  30. The Llano Buzz September 27, 2005 “Marble Falls looks into the future, San Antonio-style” to develop Riverwalk Marble Falls with high-end retail development on south shore of Lake Marble Falls
  31. River Cities Tribune, July 22, 2005 article about J.M. Huber mines that are located south of Marble Falls  produce calcium carbonate
  32. River Cities Tribune, Nov.19, 2004, "Flooding in the Highland Lakes"
  33. Picayune,  11/23/2005  article about Highland Lakes sculptor Dan Pogue
  34. River Cities Tribune, 4/15/2005 “ Frank Fickett donates $250,000 for new Texas Tech University campus”
  35. River Cities Tribune, 12/09/06  Annexations discussed by City of Marble Falls
  36. Kingsland Current article about the oak tree at Old Oak Square31. The Highlander, 2 Oct 2007, “Meadowlakes now Hidden Falls” by Melissa Kane
  37. Lake Country Life magazine, Vol 4, No 8, page 14, from Llano Journal, 24 June 2009, "Old Electric Plant has Rocky Background".  Article by Dale Fry with history and photos of the old cement electrical power plant on Lake Marble Falls in 1907 and what remains of it in 2009.
  38. Early Days in Marble Falls, taken from April (?) 1924, written by Mr. Ussery
  39. The Highlander,  26 July 1962 Anniversary Edition, with photos and info about Marble Falls from its beginning.
  40. Picayune, 30 Mar 1993, "Main Street Memories, Three trees in the middle of the road"
  41. The Highlander, 23 Mar 1993, "Main Street Memories, Remembrances about Main Street Marble Falls"
  42. Picayune, 6 April 1993, "Main Street Memories,Businesses Just Off Main Street"
  43. Picayune, 13 April 1993, "Main Street Memories, Granite, cotton and other industries in town"
  44.  River Cities Tribune, 15 Nov 2002, "Old Real Estates Guide Worth a Grand in Gold"
  45. Picayune, 11 Oct 1995, "Early Memories of Marble Falls" by S. H. Ussery, one of first men in Marble Falls.
  46. Picayune, 11 July 2007,"Founder's Day a window on history"
  47. Picayune, 17 July 2002, "Marble Falls was last home to Texas Governor O. M. Roberts"
  48. Picayune, 1 May 2002, "The Way it Was, Murder on Main Street", article about Manley Turner and J. P. Border killed 21 July 1894
  49. Picayune, 27 Mar 2002, "The Way it Was, Early banking in Burnet County"
  50. Picayune, 6 Mar 2002, "The Way it Was, Marble Falls: When cotton was King"
  51. Picayune, 13 Feb 2002, "Marble Falls: In the beginning"
  52. Unnamed, undated newspaper article, "Marble Falls Cut into Three Islands" 10 inch rain in 2 hours
  53. Lake Country Life article on Storytellers - Nona Fox interview
  54. The Highlander 8 Sep 1983; "A little work brings renewal to Main Street" about 301 Main Street
  55. The Highlander 20 Jun 1985; "Marble Falls circa 1925"
  56. "Lake Country Life" 16 Aug 2006; "A landmark beneath the waters" by Kyle Keller. About the falls under the lake.
  57. The Picayune 13 July 2011; Jane Knapik sells Burnet county History books during the 124th Founders Day celebration
  58. The Highlander 10 Jul 2012; "Getting Started" picture of the construction for new Marble Falls Visitor Center
  59. Lake Country Life 11-17 July 2012; "Founders Day celebration marks 125 years of community" by Adam Troxtell
  60. The Picayune 11 July 2012; "The 1951 blasting of city's marble falls was a spectacle for many" by Linda Ware (reprint)
  61. 125th Commemorative Calendar (2012) celebrating the Founding of Marble Falls. Includes copies of old photographs
  62. The Highlander 24 July 2012; "Limestone king in Marble Falls" - J. M. Huber Corporation
  63. The Highland 4 Dec 2012; "Bridge Awaiting a Plaque. Pony Truss ridge moved to Johnson Park named and dedicated after Madolyn Frazier.
  64. Highland Lakes Weekly 29 Mar 2013; Front page picture of new Visitor Center
  65. Marble Falls Historic Main Street Walking Map, undated, published by Historic Main Street Association.
  66. Copy of lease for post office quarters, Deed Book P. 166-169, dated 17 Sep 1920.
  67. Marble Falls Historical Points of Interests 
  68. 2014 Lake Country Newcomer's Guide" - Marble Falls
  69. Highland Lakes Weekly 11 Jul 2014; "Founders Day July 12 in Marble Falls." Open House at 1891 Granite School building, now home to Fals on the Colorado Museum.
  70. Unnamed, undated newspaper; Looking Backward/$25,000 fire in Marble Falls" - reprint of Burnet Bulletin article dated 16 Feb 1905.
  71. Copy of Ordinance No. 5 - "An Ordinance Prohibiting the Wearing of Indecent or Insufficient Wearing Apparel Within the Incorporated Limits of City of Marble Falls, Texas and Providing Penalty"
  72. Copy of Ordinance No. 6  - "An Ordinance to Regulate Public Dance Halls..."
  73. Copy of Ordinance No. 9 - "An Ordinance to Regulate License and Prohibit the Operating of Circuses, Skating Rinks, Tent Shows, Medicine Shows, Carnivals and Exhibitors of Traveling Showmen..."
  74. Copy of "An Ordinance Against Disturbing the Peach..."
  75. Written notes from old newspaper article concerning old business in Marble Falls
  76. Old Map of Marble Falls
  77. Letter to Thelma from Margarite Hester, dated 5 June 1973, concerning Marble Falls
  78. Notes on Precinct 4 by Mrs. Hauy
  79. Texas Highways July 1998; page 20, "Marble Falls: A Lakesie Treasurer" by Rosemary Williams. Also includes and article on "Granite".
Marble Falls Bridge
  1. Photos of Marble Falls Bridge, undated
  2. Photos of bridge in flood, undated
  3. "Here today, gone...by 2010" - Undated article from Highland Lakes Newspapers  on Marble Falls Bridge
  4. The Highlander 29 May 2012; "281 bridge work ahead of schedule"
  5. The Highlander 25 Dec 2012; "281 Bridge Complete; First Car Crosses"
  6. The Highlander 26 Feb 2013; "Public wants meeting over 281 implosion" by Adam Troxtell
  7. The Highlander 1-4 Mar 2013; "Demolition group to meet public" "TxDOT reverses earlier decision" by Adam Troxtell
  8. The Highlander 5 Mar 2013; "Public can ask questions today"
  9. The Highlander 8-11 Mar 2013; "Bridge dust sends residents packing"
  10. The Highlander 11-12 Mar 2013; "citizens question TxDOT about implosion"
  11. The Highlander 12 Mar 2013; "Residents must manage during bridge implosion" by Adam Troxtell
  12. Burnet Bulletin  13 Mar 2013; "Sunday implosion will end 77 years for the 281 bridge" by Adam Troxtell
  13. The Highlander 15-18 Mar 2013; "Countdown to bridge implosion begins"
  14. Highland Lakes Weekly 15 Mar 2013 - pictures of the old bridge being imploded
  15. The Highlander 19 Mar 2013; "Close Call/Bridge shrapnel strikes boater"
  16. The Highlander 19 Mar 2013; "Blast fells historic bridge"
  17. The Llano News 20 Mar 2013; "With a Bang, not a Whimper"
  18. The Highlander, 25 Mar 2014; "US 281 Bridge Construction on Track" with picture  of new span.
  19. The Highlander, 2 Apr 2013; "2nd bridge implosion set"
  20. The Highlander, "2nd phase of US 281 bridge begins"
  21. Burnet Bulletin 22 May 2013; "2nd phase of US 281 bridge begins" by Alexandria Randolph
  22. Burnet Bulletin 10 July 2013; "US 281 bridge issues to get fix 'later' " by Alexandria Randolph
  23. Highland Lakes Weekly 18 July 2014; aerial picture of bridge under construction.
  24. The Highlander 1-4 Aug 2014; "Marble Falls bridge closures expected in August" - bridge completion still on schedule.
  25. Citizens Gazette 5 Oct 2014; "Marble Falls welcomes Hwy. 281 span."
Marble Falls Depot
1.  Copy of Application Form for Official Texas Historical Marker for Marble Falls Depot; includes history of depot by Byrna Dean Moore
2.  Sketch and notes from Catherine Givens, daughter of W. D. Stuart, depot agent when depot was built
3.  1979 Floor Plan of Depot
4.  Texas Historical Commission (MM), 6/13/79
5.  Photocopies of pictures of the Marble Falls Depot:
a) About 1907,
b) 1979 West Side,
c) 1979 East Side,
d) 1979 from the South,
e) 1979 from the North 
6. Granite Mountain & Marble Falls Railroad Gazette Special Commemorative Edition Published by The Highlander dated March 24, 1977
7. "Marble Falls Dedicates Restored Depot Saturday" The Highlander 24 Mar 1977
8. "Volunteers Needed for Depot Restoration Project"  25 Nov 1976 The Highlander
9. Newspaper pictures of Marble Falls Depot, 20 Feb 1977 (unknown newspaper)
10. File of miscellaneous information (from Dick Zimmerman)
11. "Train Depot/Visitor Center History" by Linda Ware
12. "Soon To Be Restored Depot Was Once Town's Social Hub" by Betty MacNabb - Glory days of the Granite Mountain & Marble Falls Railroad.
13. The Picayune 27 June 2012; "Railroad depost was once Marble Falls' social hub" by Linda Ware
13. Lake Country Life 2-8 Jan 2013; "Train Depot" by Adam Troxtell. History of old Marble Falls Depot
Marble Falls Factory Site     -  See Historic Businesses, Marble Falls - Old Factory Site

Mason County    

1. Hill Country Magazine Winter 2004 “Micro-Winery comes to Mason”
2. Hill Country Magazine Winter 2004 “Tank Houses of Mason”
3.  Frontier Times, March 1929, Brief History of the Early Days in Mason County, 5 pages.
4. Llano News- May 18, 2011- Landon Dodd to perform at Mason Country Opry, at Odeon Theater.
5. The Picayune 22 Feb 2012; "The blockhouse in Mason County was part of ranching history" by Stella Gibson Polk
6. The Highlander 10 July 1975; "The Blockhouse Ranch" by Stella Gibson Polk
7, The Picayune undated; "Farewell to country post offices" by Stella Gibson Polk - about Katemcy Post Office
8.  Austin American-Statesman, 21 May 2014; Reynolds-Seaquist House selected by Preservation Texas as endangered property; w/photo.  Filed in folder: Historic Homes, Burnet County - Cavin/Bluebonnet House
9.  Mason County News, 12 Nov 2014, with photos of the Seaquist Home being acquired by the Seaquest Foundation.  Also a photo of the house in 1890s.
10. Highland Lakes Weekly 23 Jan 2015; "Explore Mason, Texas!" by John Hallowell
11. Lake Country Life 1-7 Oct 2008; "Fred Gipson"
12. Austin American-Statesman 21 May 2014; Picture of the Reynolds-Seaquist House in Mason. It is a sandstone mansion that was build in 1887. It is one of the 12 most-endangered state sites in Preservation Texas' annual list.
13. CD of Mason's Seaquist House pictures taken in 2014.
14. Lake Country Life, March 6-12, 2013; "Panning for the Texas Topaz" by Lyn Odom.
15. The Llano News 14 Oct 2015; "Opioion: The Battle Over Wind Farms" by Dr. Ed Morgan
Meadowlakes in Marble Falls   
  1. Magazine titled “Meadowlakes in Marble Falls”
  2. 2014 Lake Country Newcomers' Guide - Meadowlakes community information
Mecklenburg Signers/Neighbors   
1.  Copy of 3 pages from “The Mecklenburg Signers and Their Neighbors” by Worth S. Ray, published by Genealogical Publishing Co., 1962

Masonic Lodges

         Lodges: Blazing Star #413
  1. Copy of newspaper article from Highlander dated July 11, 1974 entitled "Blazing Star Lodge Marks Centennial";   
  2. Three page typewritten "A Short History of Blazing Star Lodge #413" from Master Mason Walter Ralph Giesecke from memoirs of Brother Joseph Giger, a founding member Handwritten notation :Bk W, P. 172, Tex M & Impt Co. sells to Blazing Star Lodge, Lot 2, Blk 34 on which to bld a hall or bldg.  6/9/1890
  3. Llano Journal,  17 March 2010, "Masonic Temple Stands Test of Time"  
Lodges: Burnet Chapter & Council No. 453 R.A.M. & No. 368 R. & S.M.   
Roster to 06-24-1992 (2 copies)
Lodges:  Eastern Star Chapter #425, Burnet  
 Membership Roster to 06-01-1992
Lodges: Lake Victor Lodge No. 1011 A.F. and A.M.   
Booklet entitled “History of Lake Victor Lodge No. 1011 from 1909-1959, located at Lake Victor,
Mailing Address: Rt No 1, Lampasas, Texas, Compiled by Maurice C. Shelby, 2 copies
Lodges: Lee, Robert E. No 431, AF. And A.M.   
Booklet entitled “History of Robert E. Lee Lodge No. 431, A.F. and A.M.
Lodges: Llano
 1. "Masons celebrate 150 years" by John Hallowell The Llano News 19 May 2010; gives history of lodge. Charles Haynes petitioned  to begin lodge.

Lodges: Moses, Norton Lodge No 336, Leander   
Copy of newspaper article entitled “Norton Moses Lodge Celebrates 100 Years” (article undated)
Lodges: Mountain Lodge No. 277   
1. Booklet entitled “The Texas FreeMason, November 1969”
2. History of Mountain Lodge #277, Hopewell, Texas, copied from the record, W. N. Dodson, 3 pages with duplicate of pages 1-2
Lodges: Mount Horeb Lodge No 137   
1. Booklet entitled “History of Mount Horeb Lodge No. 137 From 1854-1954, located at Mahomet, address: Bertram, Texas, compiled by Edward White and contains Accounts as Written by the Late B. H. Stewart”, 2 copies
2. Booklet entitled “History of Mt. Horeb Chapter No 57 R.A.M. from 1857 to 1957, located at Mahomet, address: Bertram, Texas, compiled by Edward White”
3. Burnet County Historical Commission, Mrs. Bill Bryson, Chairman: William C. Seward of the Williamson County Historical was working on markers and offered to repair this marker at Mahomet. Original paid check to Seward + copy of before photograph and after photograph.
4. One page giving information on location and wording of the Mount Horeb Lodge State Historical Marker.
5. 16 Mar 1972, “Hill Country History…Mt. Horeb, The Area’s Oldest Masonic Lodge” by Greg Olds with pictures of Lodge Building and Marker. 3 copies of newspaper clipping.
6. Personal Masonic History of Edward White, 1923-1973. 3 pages
Lodges: Naruna Lodge No. 1234, A.F. and A.M.   
Brief History of Naruna Lodge No. 1234 A.F. & A.M. (Demised)
Lodges: Ruthven Lodge No. 248 A.F. and A.M.   
Ruthven Lodge #248 A.F. & A.M. Demised: 1860-1870
Lodges: Thomas, Henry Lodge No. 278   
  1. Booklet entitled “History of Henry Thomas Lodge No. 278 A.F. & A.M. Smithwick, Texas,
  2. “Hill Country History…Lodge at Smithwick Endures the Years", gives picture of lodge and surrounding views, plus history of the lodge.
  3. Proceedings of Henry Thomas Lodge, 1865.  Copies of handwritten notes--in excess of 200 pages.
  4. Tablet with handwritten notes of minutes from 1905
  5. handwritten notes identifying pictures from the lodge.
  6. "Dedication of Henry Thomas Lodge at Smithwick" 3 March 1968 unnamed newspaper, includes program. 
  7. "Smithwick Freemasonry" Highlander, Hill Country Life insert undated
Lodges: Valley Lodge No. 175, A.F. and A.M.   
1. 21 Feb 1974 Burnet Bulletin, “Then and Now, The Oldest Building in Burnet” by Darrell Debo, includes pictures of old lodge building.
2. Booklet entitled “History of Valley Lodge No. 175 A.F. & A.M., Burnet, Texas. 2 copies
3. Program: Dedication of the New Masonic Building, Valley Lodge No. 175 A.F. & A.M., Wednesday, June 24, 1970, Burnet Texas, 2 copies
4. Program entitled “Leveling of the Cornerstone”, 14 Nov 1969
5. Supplemental History of Valley Lodge No. 175, 7 pages
6. 25 Mar 1971 The Highlander, Bluebonnet Trail Guide: “Places to Go to Sample Burnet County History” gives information on Masonic Lodge
7. 5 Aug 1965 The Highlander article “Masonic Lodge in Use for Over 100 Years; is Burnet’s Oldest Building. Includes picture of building
8. Worshipful Masters and Secretaries, Valley Lodge No. 175 F.F. and A.M.;
High Priests and Secretaries, Burnet Chapter No. 453 R.A.M. (Compiled by Comp. J. Lawson Gibbs, 1991); Thrice Illustrious Masters and Records; Burnet Council No. 368 R.&S.M.; Burnet Chapter No. 94 R.A.M. Chartered June 18th, 1870, Charter Arrested August 24th, 1933; Burnet Council No. 57 R.&S.M., Chartered December 3rd, 1907; Worthy Matrons and Worthy Patrons and Secretaries of Burnet Chapter No. 425 Order of Eastern Star. 2 sets
9. Membership Roster to 06-24-1992
10. Copy of Application, The Texas Historical Building Medallion; 9-7-62
11. Letter to Mrs. Bill Bryson from Bob Watson, Texas Historical Commission regarding Medallion for Oldest Commercial Building in Burnet, dated January 22, 1975
12. Ditto dated July 7, 1975
13. Wording for 16’ x 12” Official Texas Historical Building Marker
14. Masonic Temple, Sat. Evening, June 12th 1971; gives 50-year members
15. Envelope marked “Comments on the Historical Marker on the Burnet Masonic Lodge”…Tad Moses
16. 2 cards that refer to photos of 50-year Members of Valley Lodge and Officers-1970-1971. (Photos not in file)
17. List of “Pictures Wanted” by W. H. Dodson
18. Kingsland Current, 24 Jan 2007;  “Burnet Masonic Building on the square”
19. Hill Country Life,  24 Jan 2007, “Hill Country History is Lodged Here”, w/pic
20. "Burnet Masonic Lodge celebrates 150 years" The River Cities Daily Tribune 26 May 2006
21. " Sesquicentennial celebration at Valley Lodge"  The Burnet Bulletin 24 May 2006
22. "Local Mason's dedicate 150th Anniversary Year to community service" Burnet Bulletin 27 July 2005
23. "BCISD manager given community award"; Burnet Bulletin 20 Jun 2012; Preston Ingram presented the Community Builder Award

Michel’s Drug Store, Marble Falls   
1. Application for Official Texas Historical Marker. (2 copies)
2. Texas Historical Marker citation.
3. Four pages copied from “Texas Parade”, undated, with photo of Michel Opera House, and short history of Marble Falls.
4. Letter from Doug Michel dated 21 July 1982, with brief history of Michel’s Drug Store.
5. Copy from Texas Highways, May 1982, “Michels”; 4 pages, with photos. (2 copies)
6. Copy from Texas Pharmacy, July 1976, “The Michel Drug Store, Marble Falls, 1891-1976”; 2 pages
7. Copy of Deed Record from Vol 44, Pg 251-253, Deed Records, Burnet County Texas, from E. L. Michel to E. G. Michel; 5 pages
Microfilm, from the Burnet Bulletin   
1. List of news, deaths, marriages, etc., compiled by Mrs. Bill Bryson; date unknown.  (see http://www.rootsweb.com/~txburnet/news for alphabetized list with links to some articles)
Migration Trails  
1.  Three-page typed bibliography of "Early Migration Trails by Water and Land" by Mrs. R. Taylor Drake.
Military Misc Info    

  1. River Cities Daily Tribune 28 Dec 2005, “ Veterans’ Memorial Under Discussion in Burnet”
  2. Picayune, 18 Nov 2009, Rachel Bryson "Fort Hood images don't stop Veterans Day.
  3. Llano News, 6 Jul 2005 "Larry Jordan" military record
  4. Highland Lakes Weekly, 1 June 2012; photos and caption of Memorial Day in Burnet with Robert Pardo, Vietnam Veteran, speaking, and Highland Lakes Honor Guard folding flag.
  5. Citizens Gazette 30 May 2012; "Solemn Occasion" Memorial Day tribute to honor memory of all fallen heroes who have served in the various wars throughout the history of the country.
  6. Article from The Picayune on the new memorial to those who served, dated 24 May 2006
  7. Article from Citizens Gazette on the new memorial to those who served, unknown date
  8. Article from Citizens Gazette dated 19 July 2006 on Veteran's Memorial
  9. Article from The River Cities Daily Tribune dated 02 Sep 2006 with picture of completed memorial
  10. Program,11 Nov 2006 at 1 p.m., 'A Veteran's Day Tribute Honoring our Veterans', hosted by BCGS and Burnet County Library System.
  11. The Highlander 8-11 Feb 2013; "Dentist to battle cavities in Kuwait". Dr. Gregory Sopel, going to Kuwait on 90-deployment where he will treat soldiers that need dental work.
  12. Llano Buzz 15 Nov 2006; "Veterans memorial dedicated" - about new memorial on Llano County Square
  13. Burnet Bulletin 19 Nov 2014; "Vet reunites with teacher" - Major David O'Leary and his 2nd-grade teacher, Camilla Butler. O'Leary graduated from Burnet High School in 1998.
  14. The Picayune 6 Nov 2013; "From Oklahome to North Pole: Veteran recounts life, family history." About retired Rear Admiral Albert Kelin
  15. The Picayune 20 May 2015; "Remembering our Fallen." Lists names of soldiers who died in World War II, Korean War, Vietnam Conflict, Afthanistan, and Iraq.Includes pictures of Jason Holbrook (Afghanistan), Benny Wimberly (Vietnam), Patrick Goble (Vietnam), Anthony Nunn (Afghanistan), and Frank conzales (Vietnam).

 001 Civil War   
    1. Civil War Letters - Feild Family (see Surnames - Feild - Family Letters)
    2. List of State Troops under Captains Standifer and Dorbandt
    3. List of 3rd Frontrier Troops, organized 15 Dec, 1863 under Capt. James P. Magill and 3rd Frontier District, organized 24 Jan 1864, under 1st Lt. Alfred Shelby
    4. Copy of Frontier Times pages, State Troops on the Frontier, Jan 1926
    5. "A Revised List of  Indigents and Dependents of Texas Soldiers of Burnet County, Texas, March 1st 1865" reproduced from the holdings of the Texas State Archives.
    6. List of Burnet County Confederate Veterans as of June 1914
    7. List of Civil War Confederate Veterans buried in Williamson County, Liberty Hill Cemetery
    8. List of members and former CSA units of Liberty Hill and Leander Camp, United Confederate Veterans, No. 1609, and Roll of Camps, Division of Texas.
    9. United Daughters of the Confederacy, John B. Hood Chapter 2147, application for membership based on CSA service of John Parker of Anderson County, Texas, who served in Company G, (Reagan Guards), Regiment 1st Texas Volunteer Infantry, discharged 1865.
    10. Transcript, 9 pages of Marble Falls Messenger 20 Aug 1908, "Mountain Remnant Brigade, United Confederate Veterans, Annual Reunion of the Mountain Brigade, C.V., Aug 5, 6, 7, 1908, July 28, 29 & 30,1909, Aug 3, 4, &5, 1910,; also printed copies of microfilmed newspaper pages of the article.  Transcribed by Edna Cheatham, April 2009.
    11. Copy of old picture of Confederate Veterans at a reunion in Marble Falls 1900-1902. Only veteran identified is Martin J. Bolt.
    12. First Regiment Texas, Volunteer Infantry, Company L & Company M, Rosters
    13. Texas Militia, Mountain Guards - Texas State Library letter, dated 21 Dec 1942, stating that Thomas B. Lewis, 3rd corporal, age 32, enlisted 18 June 1861 at Hubbard's .
    14. From Texas State Archives, Muster Roll of Capt R. T. Posey Co. 27 Brigade, Texas Militia, Burnet County Mountain Guards
    15. Burnet County, 27th Brigade Muster Roll.
    16. Picayune 7 Feb 1996, "Civil War wife waits in Double Horn for News of Soldier": Copy of letter written by Levi Lamoni Wight to wife Sophia.
    17. "Veterans lie here", Lake Country Life Vol 7, No 5 magazine inserted in Llano County Journal, Dr. Cyrus Reeves, Army surgeon
    18. Roll of Capt. C. C. Arnett's Company, Texas Volunteer Infantry, Mustered for the War at Camp Terry, near Austin, from unknown newspaper and unknown date 
    19. Lake Country Life, magazine section of The Burnet Bulletin, undated; "Preserving Confederate heritage" - reinactors participate in the confederate Heritage renion and cotillion at Llano's Badu Park 
    20. The Llano News 18 Apr 2012; "Training for the Civil War" by Karylon Hallmark Russell - Fort Mason
    21. The Llano News 24 Apr 2013; "Camp Douglas: Best Kept Secret of the Civil War" - William Richard Arnold served a year as a POW, his father L. V. Arnold died at the prison
    22. The Llano News 3 Apr 2013; "The Civil War: The Good, Bad, & Ugly (Part One). Also included in Part Three dated 17 Apr 2013. by Karylon Hallmark Russell
    23. The River Cities Tribune 28 Dec 2001; "The Civil War years in Burnet County" by Linda Ware. Includes letters from Sophia Wight 
    24. "Vicksburg Currents" May 1988 - about Vicksburg in The War Between the States
    25. Llano County Journal 22 Apr 2015; "Confederate veteran honored". About James Lowery King, buried in State Cemetery.
    26. Newspaper Articles and Obituaries about Confederate Veterans 1929-1961. Misc newspaper articles from Central Texas. (Filed in box titled Confederate Veterans Buried in Burnet County)
    27. The Llano News 20 May 2015; "In The Shadow Of..." by Karylon Hallmark Russell. Article primarily about Albert Sidney Johnston.
    28. Burnet Bulletin, 21 Oct 2015; "This Week in Texas History - Hood's Texas Brigade honored with Capitol monument" by Bartee Haile
    29. Information on General Tom Green, A Fightin' Texas.
002 WWI   
1.  Newspaper article, Marble Falls Messenger, 26 July 1917, “Names Drawn in the Draft”.
2.  Typed list of names from Marble Falls Messenger, 26 July 1917
3.  Alphabetized list of from Marble Falls Messenger, 26 July 1917
4.  List of names from Oatmeal community
5.  List of names, source and date unknown.
6.  List of men who died in World War I and II; source unknown
7.  Typed list of alphabetized names, date and source unknown.
8.  List of enlisted men from the Burnet Bulletin, 1918, copy and original
9.  List of WWI Burnet County Soldiers and Sailors
10. Burnet Bulletin June 15, 1967 “Burnet County’s Soldiers and Sailors of World War I”
11. Burnet Bulletin August 24, 1939 “Burnet County’s Soldiers and Sailors in the World War”
12. The Llano News, 29 July 2009, History, picture of WWII reunion, etc
13. Newspaper article, Llano News, Nov. 9 2011, "A Tribute to Veterans Day" w/photos
14. Selected Pages from "A Short History and Photographic Record of the 360th Infantry Texas Brigade" commanded by Colonel C. H. Conrad, 1918; has history of the 360th Infantry, and pages showing pictures of Burnet County,  Lampasas and Llano men who were members of the unit.  Harvey Keele, Edgar Brown, John W. Crow, Aaron Crenweige, Ernest C. Newton, Carl W. Miller, Albert Oestreich, Wilson Barton, Carl Schneider, Thomas P. Terry, William E. Hutto, Benton M. Northington, Wilford V. Taylor, Carl E. Kirby (Lometa), Louis M. McCoy, Lorenzo Massey, Frank Berry (Lamesa), James B. Fisher (Lamesa), Henry G. Cox, Jack Davis.
003 Spanish American War   
004 WWII   
  1. The Llano News December 8, 2004 “A Soldier Remembers Pearl Harbor” about the experiences of Olvis Osbourn
  2.  Llano County Star February 17, 2005 “Iwo Jima reenactment set for this weekend”
  3.  Burnet Bulletin, 2 June 2004, “Living History”, photo of Veteran Dorman Reed on Memorial Day and his great grandson Cooper Stultelville at Memorial Day festivities in Bertram.
  4.  San Antonio Express-News, 6 June 2004.  “Memorial Speaks to Those Who Remember”, story about new National World War II Memorial, with photo.
  5.  Burnet Bulletin, 24 Nov 2004.  “BCGS Hosts Oral History Program”, with photo of Thelma O’Malley in WWII uniform.
  6.  River Cities Tribune, 28 May 2004.  “Local WWII Veterans Off for National WWII Memorial”   Photo of Joe Doze, Doyt  Coverstone, Harry Deal, Homer Palmer.
  7. Typed list of names who died in World War I and II; date and source unknown.
  8. Typed list of men who served in World War I and II; date and source unknown.
  9. Typed list of War Dead, Burnet County, World War II; date and source unknown.
  10. Handwritten list of Marble Falls "Boys - World War II"; source unknown
  11.  Handwritten note, July 1943, Jim Holley, killed in WWII.
  12.  Burnet Casualties, from Burnet County TXGenWeb site
  13.  Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, 7 July 1946, “Army Honor Roll for Texas in War II”
  14.  Burnet County Men Who Died in World War I and II that are buried in the following cemetery’s, Gillum Cemetery at Oakalla on RD 2657, Tobey Cemetery, and David Cemetery, about _ mile from the intersection of RM 963 and Hwy. 183 toward Briggs, TX
  15.  List of War dead from World War II
  16.  Picture of Staff Sgt Herman E. Burk, Born in Brownwood TX, Feb 9, 1920, died June 24, 1944, buried at St Laruent, France.  He was the son of Mrs Lillie Burk, Burnet TX.
  17.  Information for a plaque honoring war dead for, Corporal Vonder H. O’Hair, and James Kirk, WWII, missing in action.
  18.  Program handout for WWII Oral History Program, 18 Nov 2004
  19.  Copies of WWII posters, 16 pages
  20. The Highlander, 4 June 2004.  “Veterans Head to Normandy for D-Day Anniversary.”  Photo of Thomas Young, Jake McNiece’s sister Elihue Boilla, Martha McNiece, Romie Boilla, Peggy Feist, Jacke McNiece. 
  21. General Marshall’s Victory Report listing veterans of Burnet County in WWII
  22. Military records of Gwyn V. Wilks from WWII era
  23. Kingsland Current February 2, 2005 “Theiss and McCray help reenact Iwo Jima”
  24. The Llano News June 15, 2005 “Looking Back in Time – Sixty Years Ago June 14, 1945” about Marine 1st Sgt. George D. Battle cited overseas for outstanding action against the enemy on Guam
  25. Llano News June 29, 2005 “Looking Back in Time…” to June 25 and July 2, 1942 mentions J.W. Nobles, Arthur Lynn Smith and James Lester Levensailer
  26. Burnet Bulletin November 24, 2004 “BCGS host oral history program” includes mention of Thelma Provence O’Malley and Maxine Lauderdale Cullison’s WWII experiences
  27. Austin American-Statesman December 8, 2004 “A Day to Honor, Remember” about salute to survivors of Pearl Harbor in Fredericksburg, TX
  28. Llano News, 6 July 2005.   Pictures and stories on residents of Care Inn in  Llano, TX who were veterans of WWII including James Clements, Arden Drake, John Bauman, Lawrence James (also saw service in Korean War), Wilbrun Heyen, Jeff Moore, and William Galayda
  29. River Cities Tribune, 4 Feb 2005, Fredericksburg “Museum to honor 60th anniversary of Battle of Iwo Jima”
  30. River Cities Tribune, Oct  2004.  “Hill Country publisher saves WWII memories”about Llano’s Camroc Press LLC publisher
  31. San Antonio Express News, 20 Feb 2005.   Iwo Jima battle re-enacted
  32. Citizens Gazette, 30 June 2004.   L.J. and Johnnie Henderson attend dedication of WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C.
  33. Burnet Bulletin, 9 June 2004.  Veterans Nathan Hullum, Joe Ware, Allan Miller, Floyd Watson and Arnold Salinas watch Memorial Day parade
  34. Llano Buzz, 27 Dec 2005.  Llano vets honored on Dec. 7
  35. Picauyne, 19 Oct 2005.   Wanted:  WWII Veterans to interview.
  36. Lake Country Life 23-29 May 2007; "A vet finds love in Egypt" - experiences of James Laugherty
  37. Picauyne, 10 Dec 2008.  "Honoring Our Veteran of the Week", Ralph W. Nault, with pictures in 1944 and 2008.
  38. Picauyne, 21 Jan 2009.  "Honoring our Veteran of the Week:  Velmer Steckman."
  39. Picauyne, 7 Jan 2009. "Honoring our Veteran of the Week:  Lyell J. Henderson."  picture of Henderson in Navy uniform during the war, and more recent photo with family.
  40. Picauyne, 11 March 2009.  "Honoring our Veteran of the Week:  Ted Jordan."  picture of Jordon in Army uniform.
  41. Austin American Statesman, 16 Aug 2007, Newspaper article about Texas' tribute to World War II Veterans.
  42. Picayune, 18 Nov 2009,  Honoring Our Veteran of the Week, John Oliver Adams.
  43. Picayune, 21 October 2009,Honoring Our Veteran of the Week, Edward M. Yturri
  44. Picayune, 11 Nov 2009, Honoring Our Veteran of the Week,Gene Van Horn
  45. Picayune, 2 Dec 2009,  Honoring Our Veteran of the Week, Jim Luther.
  46. Picayune, 09 Dec 2009, Honoring Our Veteran of the Week, Rex Jackson.
  47. Picayune, 11 Nov 2009, Honoring Our Veteran of the Week, Gene Van Horn
  48. Letter, 1 Feb 2002 from Charles T. Boyce, Jr., requesting info on Charles Boyce; gives an account of his WWII military service
  49. Picayune, 11 Dec 2002, Remembering Pearl Harbor, Rev Wyatt Hammond.
  50. Austin American Statesman, 6 Dec. 1991, World War II takes its toll on 4 Central Texas towns, Burnet, Bastrop, New Brunfels
  51. The Llano News, 29 July 2009, Millie Dalrymple, WASP om WWII
  52. The Llano News, 2 June 2010, History, One of the Greatest, Joe Randerson
  53.  Picayune, 11 Nov 2009, Honoring the Best & the Bravest, Jim Thomas, J. C. Stevens, Vern Green (standing), Bob Forbes, Joseph Tomme,, Eugene Dillon, Jerry Haya, William Francis, Bill Hickman, Harold Spann
  54. Burnet Bulletin, 22 Nov 2006, Pictures of VFW#6974 awarding certificates.
  55. Highland Lakes Weekly, pg 14, 18 Nov 2011 - "Highland Lakes war hero" Joe Randerson
  56. Highland Lakes Weekly, 11 May 2012 - photo of L. J. Henderson in Memorial Day ceremony, May 2011
  57. The Picayune 8 Feb 2012; "Bertram woman helped build planes that won World War II" - Katy Campbell Hall worked at the North American Aviation plant in Grand Prairie
  58. The Picayune 18 Nov 2009; Veteran of the week John Oliver Adams
  59. Lake Country Life 20-26 Jun 2009; "Downed in enemy territory" - Joe Randerson, fighter pilot in the Mediterranean Theater
  60. The Highlander 6 Feb 2008; "Kingsland man remembers WWII battles/France honors 60 years later" - Noel Long
  61. Fort Worth Star-Telegram unknown date; "Fredericksburg WWII museum getting bigger and better"
  62. The Llano News 7 Dec 2011; "honoring A Soldier From WWII" by Karylon Hallmark Russell - Olvis O. Osbourn served in General George S. Patton's 3rd EArmy
  63. The Llano News 7 Nov 2012; "Honoring a WWII Pacific Veteran," by Karylon Hallmark Russell - Randall C Hallmark served in 27th Division Infantry during Battle of Okinawa
  64. Unnamed newspaper, 20 May 1993; "Ex-POWs share memories with students Hold reunion in Burnet": Jim Vilcalvi, Emery Chesmore, Corney Lett & Art Leedy
  65. Obituary of Gale Ligon who was a World War II veteran (unnamed newspaper, undated)
  66. Obituary of James B. Baker who was a World War II POW
  67. The Picayune, "Set in Stone": Round Mountain resident Tina Burnham recently visited World War II Memorial in Washington DC
  68. The Highlander  24-27 Jan 2014; "Diving In: world War II veteran recalls role as gunner." James Walker reminiscences his Navy life.
  69. The Picayune, 23 May 2001; "Kingsland Man remembers the Real Pearl Harbor", with pictures of Herbert Marshall and his memories of the war.
  70. Unknown newspaper dated 9 Aug 1945; "Spicewood Soldier Enjoys A Furlough at French Riviera" - about Booth Tatum of Spicewood
  71. Marble Falls Messenger 27 July 1944; "Letter From Sergeant R. A. Dennister (Denniston)
  72. The Picayune 21 May 2001; "They were all heroes" by Linda Bass Cauffman. About Sgt John Howard Bass
  73. The Highlander 7-10 Dec 2012; "Remembering Pearl Harbor" - Marble Falls VFW hosts a flag ceremony. A speaker, Joe Doze, was 14 years old when the attack occurred, and remembers when it happened.
  74. Highland Lakes Weekly 2 May 2014; picture of Joe Randerson the recipient of a Quilt of Valor
  75. Highland Lakes Weekly 24 Oct 2014; "An American Hero" by John Hallowell. About Herschel Pruitt.
  76. Highland Lakes Weekly 24 Oct 2014; Herschel Pruitt has Wall of Honor showing his WWII photos, medals and documents
  77. Highland Lakes Weekly 27 Feb 2015; Friends and family accompany WW II vet Conway Laxson to freedom Flyers hanger in Burnet where he received a ride in "Pecox Bill," a restored P-51 Mustang.
  78. The Picayune 22 Apr 2015; "Retired fighter pilot from Horseshoe Bay returns to P-51 cockpit" by Daniel Clifton. About Col. Thomas Sams.
  79. The Picayune 20 May 2015; "Stubby Baker helped capture Guadalcanal, received Purple Heart."
  80. Hill Country Magazine Spring 2007; "Fighting for Freedom" by Gayle Waldrip. Veteran names mentioned: John Waldrip, Chester Kincheloe, Robert Kelly, John Hayes, Walter Franklin
  81. Hill Country Magazine, Spring 2007; "Hill Country home front" by Carole Goble.
  82. Article entitled "German Bunkers found..." from unknown publication
  83. Separate folder donated to library November 2015; source unknown.  Contents:  (1) Front page section from Honolulu Star Bulletin, 7 Dec 1941, "War! Oahu Bombed by Japanese Planes"; (2) photocopy of The Egyptian Gazette, 27 Dec 1942, "Nazi retreat Turned into Wholesale Rout"; (3) copy of War Ration book, Willie Mae Price, with copies of ration stamps inside; (4) Group of "letters home" from various people -- Roy A. Lary or Lory; 3 more from someone named Carl or Care -- no last name.
005 Korea Conflict  
1. Llano News clipping 7/6/2005 Lawrence James
2. Picayune 10 Feb 2010, Honoring Our Veteran of the Week, Jack Butler
3. The Picayune 30 Sep 2009; Honoring Veteran of the Week Harvey H. Klee
4. Highland Lakes Weekly 12 Sep 2014; "Still Appreciated" by John Hallowell, about Marvin Lutz
5. Email from Kay Keele listing Korean War Vets buried in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery
6. The Picayune 13 May 2015; "Korean War vets 'not forgotten' with Honor Flight to Washington.' Includes picture of John Whatley, Gene Fuchs and Curtis Cornell.

006 Viet Nam Conflict
  1. The Picayune, Honoring Our Veteran of the Week, Mary Ann Brogan.
  2. Picayune, 16 Dec 2009, Honoring Our Veteran of the Week, Bill Weaver
  3. Hill Country Life, 7 Nov 2007, Living through Viet Nam - Wes Meshberger
  4. Picayune, 25 Nov 2009, "Honoring Our Veteran of the Week" Lonny R. Hocker
  5. Llano News, 6 Jul 2005 "Mike Cates" military veteran 
  6. The Picayune 4 Feb 2009, "Honoring Our Veteran of the Week Roger Grill"
  7. Llano News, 06 July 2005, Larry Jordan
  8. The Picayune 20 May 2015; "Llano County's only Vietnam casualty came from 'long line of warriors'". About Michael DeVerne Bird
  9. The Picayune 20 May 2015; "Fourth-generation Texan gave all in Vietnam." About Patrick Michael Goble.
  10. The Picayune 20 May 2015; "Green Beret Ronald Fike died by side of wounded soldier."
  11. The Picayune 24 June 2015; "Marble Falls veteran finds closure on Purple Heart trip to Washington." by Daniel Clifton. Includes picture of Patrick Stryck standing beside the Texas portion of the World War II Memorial.
007 Desert Storm - War against  for the invasion of Kuwait   
008 Iraqi Freedom, War Against Afghanistan, Iraq and the global war on terror   
  1. Relatives of Burnet Residents who are members of the U.S. Armed Forces Actively serving around the world in “Operation Iraqi Freedom”, a list prepared by the library at the beginning of the war.
  2. The River Cities Tribune August 20, 2004 “Fallen Marine honored in Spicewood” about Corporal Matthew Matula and RCT 4/16/04 article on his death
  3. Burnet Bulletin August 11, 2004 picture and article about Jimmie L. Clark, Jr. starting his career in the navy.  He is a graduate of Burnet High School.
  4. Burnet Bulletin August 4, 2004 picture and article about Air Force Airman Melissa Ross, a graduate of Quest High School in Burnet, Texas
  5. Burnet Bulletin July 7, 2004 picture of Daniel Trapp joining army after graduating from Burnet High School
  6. River Cities Tribune July 9, 2004 “A Soldier’s spirit cannot be broken” article and pictures about Matthew Matula
  7. Burnet Bulletin April 28, 2004 captioned picture about wedding of CPL Kenneth (Trey) Wittekiend, a graduate of Burnet High School and Casey Hunt
  8. Burnet Bulletin September 8, 2004 captioned picture of Pvt. 2nd Class Jamie Shawn Wolfe, graduate of Burnet High School and Army Individual Training at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas
  9. Burnet Bulletin August 25, 2004 captioned picture of Burnet High School graduate Cadet William L. Pell receiving Superintendent’s Award at West Point
  10. Burnet Bulletin June 2, 2004 captioned picture of Spc. Jeff Copsetta of Burnet deployed to Iraq with 3 other Texans as part of 1st Cavalry Division  stationed at Fort Hood
  11. Burnet Bulletin  June 2, 2004 captioned picture of Llano High School and basic military training graduate Airman Jeremy R. Henniger
  12. Burnet Bulletin July 28, 2004 article about  Burnet’s Quest High School graduate Army Pvt. William S. Klosinski graduating from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Georgia
  13. Burnet Bulletin July 28, 2004 picture and article about Burnet High School graduate and Air Force basic military training graduate Airman Jennifer L. Smith
  14. San Antonio Express June 6, 2004 article titled “Republicans blast E-N over warrior’s quotes” about Staff Sgt. Eric Alva’s comments about Iraq and Pres. Bush
  15. River Cities Tribune July 23, 2004 “Question of the Week – Should we have gone to war in Iraq?” quotes from 6 citizens
  16. Citizens Gazette July 21, 2004 article about a benefit to help out wounded Bertram soldier Corporal Brian (Mack) P. McPherson who was injured in Iraq attack
  17. Burnet Bulletin July 28, 2004 captioned picture showing members of the Vietnam Vets and Legacy Vets Motorcycle posing with Corporal Brian  (Mack) P. McPherson, USMC who was severely wounded in the Iraq war.
  18. Llano News December 22, 2004 articles with pictures about children’s responses to soldiers serving in Iraq
  19. Llano County Star December 23, 2004 “Gathering toys for Iraq”
  20. Highland Lakes Newspapers, 2004 Year in Review, soldiers returning from the war in Iraq
  21. Burnet Bulletin, 29 Sept 2004.  Marine Cpl Jason Klinger photo, welcome home
  22. Burnet Bulletin, 29 Sept 2004.  “Local Soldier Wounded in Iraq”.  Sgt Bobby Flinn with photo.
  23. River Cities Tribune, 10 Sept 2004.  “Question of the Week – Where were you when you heard the World Trade Centers had been attacked?”
  24. River Cities Tribune, 10 Sept 2004.  “Fear and our finest hour: Inside the Pentagon on 9/11” with photo General Myers and Mel Ferguson on his retirement from the Navy.
  25. River Cities Tribune, 24 Sept 2004.  Photo and info about Pvt Larry (Leroy) Bowles, Jr, a 2002 grad of Marble Falls HS, completing Marines Basic Training.
  26. Hill Country Magazine Winter 2004 “An American Soldier” about Spc. Robert J. Hallowell
  27. Llano Buzz January 11, 2005 Llano High School graduate Army Pvt. Matthew G. Harden has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Knox, KY
  28. Llano News February 9, 2005, Navy Airman Recruit Ryan W. Waterbury, a graduate of Llano High School deployed to Japan
  29. Llano News March 16, 2005 “McClintock completes basic US Navy training” about Stephanie N. McClintock 2004 graduate of Burnet HS
  30. Picayune May 4, 2005 “Home Depot supports deployed employees and their families”
  31. Picayune May 4, 2005 captioned picture of Mrs. Arrendondo’s second grade class welcome to Pfc. Grant Harden of Llano who recently returned from Iraq
  32. The Burnet Bulletin May 11, 2005 “A soldier’s letter home” from Major Robert Myers in Iraq area to his parents Bob and JoAnn Myers of Burnet with picture
  33. Burnet Bulletin May 11, 2005 about Navy Seaman Richard D. Mosley of Llano, Texas aboard USS Bonhomme Richard
  34. Burnet Bulletin  April 20, 2005 from Military News column about Marine Corps Cpl. Nicole L. Eberle , a 2001 graduate of Liberty Hill High School and Air Force Airman Catherine L. Atkinson, a 2003 graduate of Marble Falls High School
  35. Picayune May 25, 2005 “A Marine writes home” a letter from Major David Little
  36. Llano News April 27, 2005 “Bostick deployed to Afghanistan”
  37. Burnet Bulletin May 18, 2005 Lt. Commander Lynn Taylor Downs, a 1983 graduate of Burnet High School was awarded Doctor of Philosophy
  38. The Llano News June 15, 2005 Sgt. 1st class George M. Dove receives Bronze Star medal
  39. Series of clippings from The Llano News dated June 29, 2005 about military personnel from Burnet and Llano Counties including Sgt. Bradley J. Hoy, Petty Officier First Class Derek Almond, Army Pvt. Matthew G. Harden, Pvt Jennifer E. Harris, Seaman Stephanie N. McClintock, Seaman Richard D. Mosley, Airman Ryan W. Waterbury, Cpl. Kenneth F. Wittekiend, Machinery Technician 2nd Class Eric Caropepe, Army Capt. Thomas Bostic, William Burns, and Garrett Wooten.
  40. Llano News August 31 and September 21, 2005 articles about Navy Airman Ryan W. Waterbury (graduate of Llano HS in 2003) and Nick Muratori
  41. Picayune August 24, 2005 captioned picture of Raymie Huddleston (grad. Llano HS 2003)
  42. The Llano Buzz September 13, 2005 “ (Ryan W.)Waterbury returns from carrier”
  43. Burnet Bulletin September 28, 2005 Burnet HS grad Candice  completes army basic training
  44. Burnet Bulletin October 6, 2004 Philip Bagett a 2003 grad. Of BHS graduates from Army’s Maneuver Support Center
  45. The Llano Buzz November 15, 2005 Army Pfc. Waylon C. Tinsley , a 2005 graduate of Llano HS, has graduated from basic training
  46. Llano News October 19, 2005 Jared Arp, a 200 grad of Llano HS has finished basic training
  47. Llano News November 2, 2005 AF Airman Bradley E. Parker has graduated from basic training and Raymie Huddleston completes Navy training
  48. Burnet Bulletin, 19 Jan 2005 Robert L Benitz a 2004 grad of Burnet HS has completed basic training
  49. River Cities Tribune, 19 Nov 2005 Sgt. John Byron Trotter who listed his home as Marble Falls killed in Iraq
  50. River Cities Tribune, 19 Nov 2005,  2004 Burnet HS grad Navy Seaman Recruit Maria C. Floto recently completed basic training
  51. Burnet Bulletin, 28 Sept 2005 “Local VFW posts rally together for military family fundraiser”
  52. Llano Buzz, 6 Dec 2005, Llano soldier Roper Mikulenka leaving for Iraq
  53. Kingsland Current, 16 Nov 2005, Llano HS grad Army Pfc. Waylon C. Tinsley has finished basic infantry training at Fort Benning
  54. Burnet Bulletin, 9 June 2004; 2000 grad of Burnet HS. Cadet Jason E. Holbrook graduates from West Point
  55. Burnet Bulletin, 30 June 2004; Wesley Cain bound for Baghdad
  56. Burnet Bulletin, 12 May 2004; “Soldiers salute Burnet students”
  57. Burnet Bulletin, 26 Jan 2005; 2001Burnet HS grad Navy Fireman Jimmie L. Clark, Jr. aboard USS Bonhomme Richard
  58. Llano News, 28 Dec 2005; 2005 Llano HS graduate Hayden Y. Proffitt II has graduated from  basic training at Lackland AFB
  59. River Cities Tribune, 21 Dec 2005; Marine Corps Pvt. Clinton D. Milam completes training.
  60. Llano News, 25 Jan 2006; Cherokee HS grad Stephen D. Haynes completes basic training with US Navy
  61. River Cities Tribune, 9 Dec 2006; 2005 Marble Falls graduate Clinton Milam graduates from Marine CRD San Diego
  62. Burnet Bulletin, 8 Mar 2006; Local VFW Post plans housing for disabled vets
  63. Llano News, 1 Feb 2006; “Adopt A Unit adds Fort Hood soldiers to Llano’s family”
  64. River Cities Tribune, 1 April 2005; Marine Marlin E. Horton was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.  He is a 2001 graduate of Marble Falls High School
  65. Burnet Bulletin, 10 June 2005; 2004 graduate of Burnet HS  Casey Leech has graduated from Navy Recruit Training Command
  66. River Cities Tribune, 3 June 2005; “Sign up for art lessons and send a soldier the same art project”
  67. River Cities Tribune 8 Apr 2005; “American troops in Iraq need support -  and keep cards and letters coming!” says  former Marble Falls resident Staff Sergeant Larry Joe Logan currently serving in Iraq
  68.  River Cities Tribune 8 Apr 2005; “Military reservists and child support services: State stands ready to assist parents in meeting obligations”
  69. River Cities Tribune, 2 Sept 2005; 1997 Marble Falls graduate John Canipe has earned his Air Force wings
  70. Kingsland Current,  12 Apr 2006; Llano’s Adopt-a-Unit plans for the community to support the troops
  71. Burnet Bulletin, 22 March 2006, “Effort to help needy veterans”
  72. River Cities Tribune, 23 Sept 2005,  Bradley Williams (Bowles), Ommikhair S. Barra, Jennifer L. Hip, Ryan W. Waterbury. Service notices
  73. Llano News, 22 Mar 2006.  “ Arp Graduates U.S. Army training Course”, “Llano’s Adopt-a-Unit Plans for Community Support”;  “Pvt. Arp graduates at Aberdeen”BB 9/28/05 “BHS grad Fickling completes basic training” 73.  Llano News, 25 Oct 2006; Llano HS graduates Jody Inman and Matthew T. Hayden join the Air Force
  74. Llano Buzz, 27 Dec 2006, Llano HS graduated from AF Basic Training at Lackland AFB.  Photo.
  75. River Cities Tribune, 3 Feb 2006, Marine Corps PFC Bradley J Williams completes basic training.
  76. River Cities Tribune, 17 Feb 2006, Marine Corps Pvt. Justin S. Grimes, completes basic training.
  77. River Cities Tribune, 1 Feb 2006, Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice Donald G. Barton graduated from U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center; Army Pvt, Kelly R. Toppe graduated from basic combat training at Ft. Jackson, Columbia, SC.
  78. The Llano News 28 Mar 2007; "Muratori to deploy to Iraq" - Cpl. Nicholas Muratori is deploying to Iraq with the US Marine Corp
  79. The Llano News 23 May 2007; "Henry graduates basic training" - Airman Tracy A Henry graduated basic training
  80. Burnet Bulletin 27 Jun 2007; Air Force Tech Sgt. Wesley Cain welcomed home from Iraq
  81. Burnet Bulletin 1 Aug 2007; Army Spec Bryan A. Ochoa mobilized and activated for future deployment
  82. Llano News 31 Oct 2007; Airman Timothy M. McCray graduates military training
  83. Burnet Bulletin 31 Oct 2007; "Local soldier goes back to Iraq for a second tour" - Capt. Andrew Geoffrey Miller
  84. Burnet Bulletin, 11 Jan 2008.  Pv2 Tami Hernandez and Pv2 Timothy R. Hernandez at Fort Jackson, SC.
  85. Burnet Bulletin, 17 Sept 2008.  US Air Force Tech Sgt Wesley Cain, w/photo, going to Afghanistan.
  86. The Highlander,  5 Sept 2008.  Air Force Airman Cody D. Caughron, w/photo, graduates from basic training.
  87. River Cities Tribune, 24 Dec 2008.  Army Pvt. Adam D. Floyd graduates from Army basic training.
  88. River Cities Tribune, 25 Dec 2008.  1st Lt. Angie Flood earns Air Force wings, and prepares to take a seat in B1 Bomber.  Feature story about her training and photo of bomber.
  89. Llano Journal,  31 Dec 2008.  "2008: A Year That Made History -- Highland Lakes Loses Two More Soldiers" by George Hatt.  Story about casualties on April 28 of Mark Stone and on 1 May of Jeffrey Nichols.  Pictures of both soldiers and VFW group escorting casket of Mark Stone.
  90. Llano Journal, 6 May 2009   U.S. Army Pfc. Alyssa Michelle Williams graduates from basic training
  91. Llano News, 6 May 2009, Major Thomas Bostick, of Llano, killed in action at age 37 in Afghanistan on 27 July 2007 honored for conspicuous gallantry in the line of duty
  92. River Cities Tribune, 30 Apr 2004, John Canipe, 1997 graduate of Marble Falls High School, recently6ccommissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in US Air Force.
  93. Llano News, 31 Oct 2007, Kingsland and Llano collect funds for coming home party for Echo Co, 1-227, First Cavalry Div returning from Iraq
  94. Llano News, 29 Aug 2007, Air Force Capt McGath deployed to Iraq 
  95. Highlander, 24 Aug 2007, Mother of soldier tells story, (Nathaniel Aaron Aguirre)
  96. The Highlander, Dec 2-5, 2011; "A Holiday Homecoming - Major Dad back in time for Christmas", Army Major Mike Williams.
  97. Highland Lakes Weekly, 3 Feb 2010 - photo and caption:  "Officers from VFW presented Sgt. William J. Moore with certificate of appreciation..."
  98. Burnet Bulletin 8 Aug 2012; "A Hearty Homecoming" - Sgt Joshua R. Bird is welcomed home from Afghanistan
  99. Burnet Bulletin 9 May 2012; "Capt Plumlee returns home to U.S." - Meghann O. Plumlee
  100. Highland Lakes Weekly 28 Sep 2012; "Friends in high places" - Lt. General John Campbell, son of Ernest and Irene Campbell of Kingsland
  101. Burnet Bulletin 7 May 2008; "Watson finishes basic"/ Cortney Chantel Watson
  102. Burnet Bulletin 9 May 2012; "Capt. Plumlee returns home to U.S." - about Capt. Meghann O. Plumlee of Burnet
  103. Highland Lakes Weekly 6 Sep 2013; Six soldiers who recently returned from the Middle East honored with parade; Tyler August Magerkurth, James Buno Lucivero, Chris Molaro, Stephen Bragg, Chris Albornoz, Mark Wlson
  104. Highlander 1 Apr 2014; "Colonel: Marble Falls officer 'stands out'" - Mike Williams promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in U.S. Army
  105. Highland Lakes Weekly 19 Dec 2014; Family members of Payton A. Jones place wreath on his grave at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park as part of the Wreats Across America event
 009 - Mexican War
  1. The Llano News 27 Mar 2013; "Don't Forget Texas and the Mexican War" by Karylon Hallmark Russell


Mills, Anderson
  1. Copy of Photo of Anderson Mill
  2. "The Kingdom in the Hills" by W. D. Anderson; 4 pages typed history of the mill.
  3. Austin American- Statesman, 3 Oct 1965; story in cookbook about Anderson Mill with photo.
  4. Undated and unnamed newspaper article by Lucile O'Donnell, News of the People, about Anderson Mills and Anderson Family
See also in Surname Index - Hensel, Minnie (Anderson)

Mills, Burnet Mill & Explosion

  1. Photo and information about Old Mill on Hamilton Creek
  2. Burnet Bulletin, 31 Aug 1967, "Particulars of the Accident, The Mill Explosion"
  3. Frontier Times,  August 1929, "Explosion at Burnet Mill"
  4. Xerox copy of Aug 1929 Frontier Times, "Explosion at Burnet Mill"

Mills, Chadwick's

  1. Newspaper, The Lampasas Record, 30 May 1968; article “Chadwick’s Mill Was Engineering Feat in 1880’s”, with pictures of the dam and Chadwick family.
Mills, Morgan Mill
  1. Copy of page 84 from Council Creek Calling by W.P. Fry about Morgan Mill
Mills, Morman Mill  
    1.  Austin American-Statesman 10/03/1965 Picture of Anderson Mill with article mentioning Anderson Mill, Burleson Mill, Mormon Mill, and Wimberley Mill with Old Timey Recipes, “Cook Book, History Book Printed in Austin,” by Ernestine Wheelock, Food Editor. 
    2. The Highlander, 15 March 1973, “Smithwick in Burnet County”, with photos of the Mormon Colony site and Noah Smithwick
    1. Newspaper clipping, source unknown, 5 Dec 1974, by David Crowder, “Mormon Mill Strikes Out as a State Park.”
    2. One page, typed citation for Historical Marker, erected by State of Texas in 1936 (2 copies)
    3. Photo of Mormon Mill site. (3 copies)
    4. Map showing site of Mormon Mill, between Burnet and Marble Falls.
    5. Clipping and one copy of newspaper article, “Mormons Visit Mill Cemetery,” from The Highlander, 5 Aug 1971
    6. Typed article, “Some True History About Mormon Mill”, source and date unknown.
    7. Pamphlet, “Joseph Smith Tells His Own Story…”, published by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, undated.
    8. Postcards (3) showing the Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City. 
    9. Newspaper clipping, “Of Latter-Day Saints Church”, by George W. Cornell, date and source unknown.
    10. Newspaper clipping, The American-Statesman, 8 July 1962, “Lot of Mormons Was Tough One.”
    11. Newspaper clipping, The Highlander, 17 Oct 1974, “By the Old Mill Stream,” by Stella Gipson Polk.
    12. Typed Sheet, date and source unknown, about establishment of Mormon Mills.
    13. Newspaper clipping listing early settlers of Mormon Mills Lyman Wight & the Mormans
    14. Postcard showing Mormon Mills, Burnet, Texas
    15. Handwritten history of Mormon Mills
    16. Newspaper article from The Highlander titled “Mormon Mill Site Renowned, Scenic” by Alta Holland Gibbs dated July 15, 1971 including pictures of the Mormon Cemetery and the mill site, now and then
    17. Newspaper article from the Burnet County Bulletin titled “The Mormon Mill Story” by Darrell Debo dated June 13, 1974
    18. Newspaper article from the Burnet County Bulletin titled “Old Mormon Mill Scenic Beauty Spot” by Darrell Debo dated August 22, 1974 including picture of Old Mormon Mill
    19. The Highlander, 20 Dec 1979, "Historic Mormon Mill sold to Family", about sale of the property to John H. and Pat Livingston of El Paso
    20. Booklet and pictures of "Old Mormon Mill, Marble Falls, Tex"
    21. Copy of newspaper article from Marble Falls Messenger, dated 6 August, 1931, "The Old Mormon Mill"
    22. Index card, evidently a speech, about establishment of Mormon Mills.
    23. Typewritten booklet by Nennie Moore Kinser, dated 12 December 1935 about Mormon Mill.
    24. Copy of article in Frontier Times, Vol 18, June 1941, Lyman Wight and the Mormons in Texas by T. U. Taylor.
    25. One typewritten page of Wight family history taken from Lyman Wight & the Mormons in Texas by T. U. Taylor, Frontier Times, Vol. 18, June 1942
    26. 11 pages of article from unknown newspaper dated 30 June 1938, "Burnet County's Forgotten Mormons" by Alta Holland Gibbs
    27. Two typewritten pages, a letter from H. R. Fowler? and Nami? Moore to Mary Kinser Holland, May 16, 1949
    28. Copy of pages from Mills of Yesteryear by A. T. Jacson, copyright 1971, printed by Texas Western Press, The University of Texas at El Paso, 1972.
    29. 15 typrewritten sheets from The Lyman Wight Colony to Txas, by Herman Hal Smith.
    30. Copy of article from Mrble Falls Messenger dated 21 June 1962.
    31. Newspaper of "A Good Idea: Mormon Mill State Park, dated 25 July, 1874.
    32. The Highlander, Page 12-C, April 2, 1970 picture of Beautiful Mormon Mill, Copies of History of Mormon Mill, Marble Falls Messenger, 1 June 1961 "
    33. Some True History About Mormon Mill
    34. Copy of "Memories of Mormon Mill" by Ida Bab-Hall, Autin Texas, Frontier Times, Vol 18, July 1941
    35. Folder of color photos of mill and cemetery site
    36. "Mormons were once prosperous here" in News of the People by Lucile O'Donnell; undated and unnamed newspaper.
    37. "Beautiful Morman Mill" The Highlander 2 Apr 1970 - shows photo of site where Hamilton Creek cascades into pool.
    38. "Old Mormon Mill is rich in Scenic and Historical Lore" from unknown and undated newspaper
    39. The Picayune "the Mormon Influence on Burnet County" by Linda Ware
See also Burnet County People  folder

“Quarrying and Mining” from Burnet County History, A Pioneer History, 1847-1979, vol 1, pages 53-58, by Darell Debo

Mission San Saba

Copy of book, Rise and 

Mormons in Texas

 "Austin-American Statesman" Newspaper clipping dated December 11, 1971 titled “Mormons Camped Near Webberville” by Sara Rider with picture of unnamed family boating near Mormon Falls about 1890

MUD - (1) Marble Falls Messenger article dated 16 Feb 1922 - "Mud Happenings."  (2) Information obtained from the Post Office Department on the establishment of the Mud Post Office located in Travis County
     Falls on the Colorado Museum - Marble Falls
  1. Brochure on history of the museum
  2. The Picayune, 7 July 1999, "Preserving History at the Falls on the Colorado Museum" with photo of Madolyn Frasier and Billy Becker
  3. River Cities Tribune 28 Jan 2000; "Falls on the Colorado Museum honors Richter, Roper at membership meeting"
  4.  Picayune April 20, 2005 “Museum invites folks to share stories on the great falls” includes 1904 of children playing below the falls
  5. River Cities Tribune 18 Jun 2004; "Falls on the Colorado Museum signs lease downtown. Includes pictures of 3 buildings
  6.  River Cities Tribune August 13, 2004, “Museum announces Historic Preservation Award winners”
  7. The Highlander 28 Sep 2007; "Museum featres 'A Kitchen Without Power" by Dorothy Crockett
  8. The Picayune 21 July 2010; "Marble Falls museum may be moving to Granite Building" by Daniel Clifton
  9. The Picayune 11 July 2012; "Falls museum needs help to preserve past" by Daniel Clifton. Includes picture of board chairman Billy Becker
  10. Lake Country Life July 11-17, 2012; Founders Day celebration marks 125 years of community" by Adam Troxtell. Includes pictures of several exhibits.
  11. Highland Lakes Weekly 12 July 2013; "Founders Day will be held at the Falls on the Colorado Museum in Marble Falls" by John Hallowell - with picture of museum building
  12. Highland Lakes Weekly 19 Jul 2013; photograph of dispay on life of Adam R. Johnson.
  13. The Picayune,  9 Apr 2014; "Falls on the Colorado Museum Needs You" by Caryl Calsyn; membership drive with Bluebonnet Chorale and presentation of historical photos and reading by Caryl Calysn.
  14. Highland Lakes Weekly, 4 April 2014; photo of the museum
  15. The Highlander,  2 June 2014, "Rotarians, Museum Partner to Build Bench for Butterflies" by Emily Hilley-Sierzchula; picture of Fran McSpadden, Billy Becker, Ely Banuet Rodriguez, Dr. Jane Knapik, Caryl Calsyn, Darlene Oostermeyer and Sharon Spencer.
  16. Photo from the collection of Madolyn Frasier of two unidentified people in front of building; probably at historical marker dedication.
  17. 125th Commemorative Calendar of Marble Falls, published by the Falls on the Colorado Museum, 2012.  Contains historical tidbits of the area an historical photo of Marble Falls for each month, including: the marble falls on the Colorado River; 1899 skaters on the river; first bridge built in 1891; granite mountain; river scene; narrow lane that eventually became Highway 2147 West; children playing on the riverbank; cotton mill c. 1899; men and women in boat on the river just below the falls; two women c. 1899 in front of the first bank bilding at 2nd and Main; Ophelia "Birdie" Harwood, first woman mayor; snow scene on old cars, mid 1930s.
  18. The Picayune 4 Feb 2015; "A shared history" - Marble Falls museum and St. Frederick Baptist Church celebrate black history month.


    Highland Lakes Air Museum   

    1. Lake Country Life 4-10 July 2007; "Air Americana" - Highland Lakes Air Museum

     Pioneer Museum - Burnet

    1. Pioneer Museum - The Highlander 8 Sep 1977; "Look for the blue Buddha with the plastic bag over its head" by David Crowder; information about the museum and location
    2. Facebook Page, accessed April 2012, "You know You're From Burnet When..." -- comments from locals about their recollections of the museum and its owner, Virginia Mather.  Photo.
    3. Photographs of Pioneer Museum

Mt. Zion Camp Meetings
"Frontier Times "  Magazine article from Frontier Times titled “The Old-Time Campmeeting” by L.C.C. in Burnet Bulletin about Cumberland Presbyterian Church summer meetings including names of preachers and attendees