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Badger, Brandt   -  House and Building -   See Historical Homes and Buildings - Burnet County

Banks - First State Bank, Burnet
1. Copy of Burnet Bulletin, 20 Apr 1964, featuring picture of bank.
2. Photo of First State Bank, undated
3. Burnet Bulletin Supplement, 20 Oct 1983, featuring 75th anniversary of bank and history, with pictures.  (3 copies)
4. Photo from Burnet Bulletin August 4, 2004 of retirement celebration for Geneva Parker
5. advertisement from Hill Country Magazine Fall 2004 magazine for First State Bank of Burnet includes picture
6. Picture of bank from undated newspaper 9 Feb 1964
7. "Celebrating 200 Years, First State Bank of Burnet, Serving the Hill Country Since 1908" 15 oct 2008

Barringer Hill
  1. "LLano Gem of the Hill Country" by Wilburn Oatman, pages 67-69 about the Hill
  2. "Canyon of the Eagles" by Yarbrough, map
  3. "Hill Country" by Richard Zelade, Barringer Hill
  4. Burnet Bulletin, 17 May 1923, description and location of Berringer Hill
  5. Clay Coppedge article, Texas Co-Op Power, Nov 2010, "All That Glitters is Sometimes Yttrium"

Baseball - Community Teams
  1. Photo of the Burnet Browns Community Baseball team of 1904.  from the Highlander, 26 July 1962.  Identified in the photo are Joe Greer, Fred Poole, Woods Herrard, Hardy Stevens,  Hanford Brownlee, Arthur Gamble, Tally Greer, Charley Fisher, Jim Fox, and Carl Hubbs.  See also Fox, James Jay in Surname File.
  2. Newspaper, date and source unknown; photo of Live Oak Community baseball team from 1893.  Names mentioned:  Tallie H. Greer, left field; Hubert Ramsey, third base; Jim Hemphill, second base; Fate Williams, center field; and Joe D. Greer, right field.  Also Willie H Greer, first base; Senter McAndrew, pitcher; Fred Chittenden, catcher; and Mark Baker, short stop.

Bear Creek - Community
1. Article from Burnet Bulletin, March 20 1975. “The First Settlement on Bear Creek”
2. Photocopy: “Additional History on the Bertram School in Burnet County” by Mrs. Bill Bryson, 15 Aug. 1975, 2 pages

Bend, Texas - Swinging Bridge
Article from The Highlander, 17 June 1972, “Last Swinging Bridge Threatened” by Joyce Taylor, 2 copies


Bertram - City of
  1. √ Application Form for Official Texas Historical Marker, for Vaughan Park, Texas Hiway 29 in Bertram, dated December 8, 1981.  Attached to forty one pages of supporting information.
  2. √ "Bertram 1882-1982" by Willie Mae Price. Second document in a binder of Bertram 1882 to 1982.
  3. √ Recommendation by Mrs. Bill Bryson, to approve the Texas Historical Marker at Bertram.
  4. √ Article on Bertram, TX submitted by Tommye Potts for the Texas Handbook, dated April 7, 1989
  5. √ Bertram Hotel North of railroad, Kemp Hotel later Hodges Hotel and an early Day scene in Bertram, Courtesy of Charlie Bowmer.
  6. √Burnet Bulletin article dated February 21, 1974 titled “Bertram Development Co. Inc. Annual Membership Meeting, Set For Feb. 25”
  7. √Hill Country Magazine Fall 2004  “Iron Star Hall”
  8. √Hill Country Magazine Winter 2004 “Old time Christmas in Bertram”
  9. √ Bertram Enterprise September 8, 2004 “Another successful Oatmeal Festival”
  10.  √ Burnet Bulletin September 15, 2004 “Bertram Chamber News” including ribbon cutting at Earl’s Lube and Tire
  11.  √ Bertram Enterprise August 25, 2004 captioned picture showing before and after of clean up and razing eyesores near Bertram Elementary School
  12.  √ Burnet Bulletin September 15, 2004 “2004 Oatmeal Cook-Off results”
  13.  √ Burnet Bulletin September 21, 2005 “Farmers State Bank is Bertram Chamber’s ‘Business of the Year' "
  14.  √Burnet Bulletin, 20 June 2007, "Happy Birthday, Bertram", with photo of Carole and Jeff Gogle dressed in period clothing.
  15. √ The Picyune 13 June 2007 "Bertram throwing 125th birthday party" by Daniel Clifton
  16. √ The River Cities Tribune, 19-20 May 2012; "Ex-Bertram police chief found guilty"
  17. √ Bertram Enterprise of Burnet Bulletin, 12 Oct 2011; Pictures of life-size statue of J.V. "Pinky" Wilson being installed near the Train Depot
  18. √Highland Lakes Weekly, 10 May 2013; Musicians Restore Bertram's Globe Theatre by John Hallowell
  19. -Highland Lakes Weekly, 15 Nov 2013; photo of Globe theatre interior -- seats have been installed
  20. √Photo from The Highlander, 26 July 1962, of men standing on bales of cotton, c. 1911
  21. √Bertram Enterprise, 22 Sept 2004; "The Stop Light and the Library -- The library and the stop light" by Marcie Masterson
  22. √Bertram Enterprise, 15 Sept 2004, "Busy Days in Bertram" by Marcie Masterson

Bertram - History - 1
1. Photos:
a. Bertram Postmasters
b. Bertram Main Street, undated
c. Bertram Teachers, 1908-1909, unnamed
d. J. Neel Matthews and family
e. Mrs. Dixie Allen Chapman and Children
f. Group: Alda Langford, Winnie Garner, ___ Huff
g. Postcard, with unnamed children.  To Miss Myreta and LaNora Matthews
h. Marie Landtroop Allen and husband Mutt Allen, about 1970
2. Various newspaper articles about Bertram re: 
a. Life Story of Mrs. Mary C. Wilson,
b. Burnet County Fair/Rodeo 1937,
c. Bertram class reunion of 1925,
d. Bertram Bicentennial Gunfighters picture,
e. Portrait of Bertram Grove Community, 1898,
f. Multi-County Bookmobile Librarian Demonstration, no date.
g. McAdoos 50th Wedding Anniversary,
h. Bertram Bicentennial Celebration with picture of High School;
2. Oral history of Bertram recorded; newspaper article, unknown source, 1975; KNCT-FM; participants named:  William Garner, Mabel Bill Rodgers, Lucille S. Smith, Roy Williams, Ada Reed McGill Brewer, A.B. McGill Store, Garrett Wilkinson, Estelle Asher Bryson, R. W. McFarlin, Fritz Bostic, Mrs. Marvin Dodd, Marion Pierce, Willie Mae Price, Mabel Hill Rodgers, Wanda Warden, B. F. Warden, Mrs. Pearl Bailey, John Rogers, and Guthrie Taylor.
3. Alma Mater from Bertram High School
4. 1934 Commencement announcement
5. Commencement announcement for Raymond Price
6. Bertram 1908 or 1909 list of people, no information about the list..
7. Letter written by Paul Lynn, no date, information on Bertram and list of early postmasters.
8. Program for Baccalaureate Exercises, May 19th 1935
9. Burnet County organization in 1854 and article on Bertram and how it was organized, one page.
Article was found in the personal papers of the late Mrs. T. J. Taylor (Vaughan).  There was no indication of who wrote it.  The article contains information about a school house being built in Bertram.
10. Bertram Library list of articles made by Christine Ware to be kept for the Centennial.
11. Bertram Commencement Exercises, May 26, 1967.
12. Program for the Panther Band Concert, April 5, 1966, Bertram, TX.
13. Marion Pearce, Postal Clerk information regarding transfer from Bertram to Austin Post Office.
14. Article on the Official Texas Historical Marker including location of marker by the Commission Staff dated 2/16/82.  Two pages
15. Reed Building copy of picture, dated 1973.
16. Bertram Chapter Burnet County History, Billie Lou Bryson Price, July 1979.  Twenty pages.
17. Texas Historical Marker text in front of school on RM 243, Bertram.
18. Copy of hand drawn picture of A.B.McGill’s business
19.  Picayune, 28 Oct 2009, article by Rachel Bryson about Briggs
20. Undated, unnamed newspaper picture of Dinosaur tracks located in Bertram area.
21. Undated, unnamed newspaper article "Personalized Phone Service Ends."
22. "A brief history of Bertram" Burnet Bulletin 13 Jun 2007 by Carole Goble and Marcie Masterson

 
Bertram - History - 2
  1. Various Articles from Bertram Enterprise, Diamond Jubilee Edition, 20 June 1957
  2. Article from unknown paper “Bertram CC Planning Anniversary Program”, 27 Feb 1957, 2 copies
  3. Article probably from Bertram Enterprise “Congratulations on the Re-Opening of the Bertram Clinic & Hospital” 23 July 1961
  4. American Revolution Bicentennial Program 4 July 1976, 4 copies
  5. Personal letter to Mrs. Raymond Price from unknown, no date
  6. Photocopy of article from The Austin American, 21 May 1957, “Bertram Jubilee with pictures, 4 pages
  7. Article from Burnet Bulletin 19 Feb 1880 “The Baseball Match”
  8. Article from The Highlander, “The Bertram Elementary School Dedication” 31 Jan 1974 with photographs
  9. First Merchants of Bertram, pencil notes
  10. Clipping probably from Bertram Bulletin “Jubilee Special Train to Run Saturday Afternoon 22 June” no date
  11. Newspaper clipping  from Austin American Statesman,  “Bertram Festival Opens With Bang” 18 May 1975, 2 copies
  12. Article from the Highlander, “The South Gabriel Village” with photographs 21 Feb 1974
  13. Clipping from The Burnet Bulletin, “Bertram Elementary School Dedication” 24 Jan 1974
  14. Article from Bertram Enterprise, Section Two, various topics, 20 June 1957, very fragile
  15. Bertram Enterprise 27 June 1957 various articles, very fragile
  16. “Vest Pocket Dictionary of Bertram”  no date, 6 pages
  17.  Article from unknown paper “Andy Cromeans—A Bulletin Man",  29 Dec 1962
  18. Article from Farm and Ranch “Hospital at the Bend of the Road" by W.I. Schmidt. With pictures
  19. Article from the Highlander “Bearded Bertram Residents Open Bicentennial with a Bang”  with photos, 22 May 1975
  20. Address delivered before the Bertram Chamber of Commerce Banquet by O.R. Bertram. 13 Dec 1946, 6 pages
  21. Article from www.main.org/flyer/bertram.html, What’s missing in this picture?, with pictures, 3 pages
  22. Page from Bertram County Bulletin “Scenes From Bertram’s Shoot-Out, Bicentennial Flag Presentation, Parade and Rodeo, 22 May 1975
  23. Articles from Burnet County Bulletin “Bertram Locals”, “1926  Bertram Graduates Observe 50 Anniversary”, “Bulldogs Prepare For New Season”, “1976 Team Roster”, 12 Aug 1976
  24. Pages from Bertram Enterprise Diamond Jubilee Edition, “Pictures of Postmasters at Bertram Since 1882” , “History of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church” , 20 June 1957, very fragile
  25. Article from unknown paper “Old Paper Recalls Sale of Bertram Lots” by Hamilton Wright, Susie Taylor’s name written in ink on margin.
  26. Flyer: “feudin’ fun” and Womenless Weddin presented by Bertram Community Theater 4 7 11 December
  27. Article from the Austin American “Bertram Jubilee” by C.A. Nelson with pictures, 21 May 1957
  28. Article from Burnet Bulletin “Bertram and Its History” 30 June 1938.
  29. Handwritten note in pencil, “Mr. L.R. Gray sold his gin  ...” 13 July 1899
  30. Article from The American Oilman “The Passing of a Landmark” by Judge O.J. Boulden, 5 pages
  31. Article “Bertram, Texas” by Tommye Dorbandt Potts, 3 pages, 2 copies
  32. Section One from Bertram Enterprise , Diamond Jubilee Edition
  33. Article from unknown paper, “Today and Yesterday Mingle at McGill’s” by Greg Olds with pictures
  34. Copy of the Libertarian with various articles about Bertram, May 1975
  35. Unidentified photo of building, Koen Photo Service, Austin, TX.  May be a school.
  36. Photo Bertram School, Koen Photo Service, Austin, TX
  37. Group Photo, Trades Day, Bertram, Tex, given by Mrs. N. Oliver Cox
  38. Photo, Bertram Nursing Home, Fox Photo stamped June 1955
  39. Color photo DinoSaur Tracks, fm Rd. 1174 Out of Bertram April 1971
  40. Photo Rudolph Bertram Store, 16th & Guadalupe, new El Toro Restaurant, Red Tomatoe
  41. Newspaper article from Burnet County Bulletin titled “The Portrait of Bertram Community” dated
  42. Newspaper article from Bertram Enterprise dated June 3, 1976 titled “Bicentennial Display Unique -  Bertram ‘Still’ Stops Traffic”
  43. Address Delivered before the Bertram Chamber of Commerce Banquet, 13 Dec 1946 by O. R. Bertram
  44. Article from http://www.main.org/flyer/bertram.html “A Depot for Bertram, TX, printed 1/8/99.
  45. Short history of Bertram by Tommye Dorbandt Potts, undated.
  46. Picture of McFarlin’s Drugstore
  47. Copies of Bertram Enterprise, Bertram Diamond Jubilee Edition, 20 June 1957, "Oscar R. Bertram Gives Early History of Bertram", w/ picture of Rudolph Bertram.
  48. "Bertram's Founding Tied to Railroad and Rudolph Bertram," by Rachel Bryson, The Picayune, 17 Sept 2008.
  49. "An Introduction to Inner Bertram" by Bill Dodd; The Highlander 14 April 1977 - Highlander Correspondent Mrs. Marvin Dodd on a stroll through her town
  50. "Art History: Local artist puts face on Bertram history" Citizens Gazette 8 Oct 2008; artist Jeff Goble. Also 18 Mar 2009 "The End of a Long Process"
  51. Bertram Enterprise 11 Nov 2009 "City honors veterans, begin new Cole library construction"
  52. Burnet Bulletin unknown date: "Time travel in Bertram" by Kimberly Fain. Includes picture of train station.
  53. "Bertram throwing 125th birthday party", The Picayune, 13 Jun, 1007, by Daniel Clifton, continued on page 3
  54. Lake Country Life 18-24 April 2007; "An enduring symbol at the hub of Bertram" - Old School Building
  55. Burnet Bulletin, 21 Feb 2007; "Principal makes appeal for missing school bell" with photo of old school.
     
Bertram - 1881 - 1981  
1. Application Form for Official Texas Historical Marker, 8 Dec 1981
2. “Bertram 1882-1982” by Willie Mae Price, 40 pages
3. “Lots Auctioned for New Town of Bertram” , 24 June 1882, 2 pages
4. Personal Letter to Estelle Bryson from F. V. Normann  22 June 1982
5. Plat of Bertram, 2 pages
6. Personal notes probably written by Mrs. Bryson
7. Correspondence from Texas Historical Commission about Historical marker 5 pages
8.  Directions for press coverage for marker dedication
9. Picture of D.C. Reed Business


Bicentennial, 1775-1975 - US and Hill Country Communities Participation
  1. Pamphlet, A Look at George Washington from the Briercroft Heritage Collection
  2. Austin Bicentennial News  Sunday, 27 July 1975, a monthly guide to the events and activities surrounding Austin's Celebration of our Nation's 200th Birthday.
  3. Burnet County Bulletin, 24 April 1975, "Burnet to Be Presented National Bicentennial Flag This Monday"
  4. Highlander, 1 May 1975; picture of Mayor O. L. Kassaw and Joe Franz with bicentennial Flag
  5. Unknown newspaper, unknown date:  "Bicentennial Commission Approves Project Plans"
  6. The Highlander, 24 April 1975, "Burnet Bicentennial to Officially Begin"
  7. Undated, unsourced clippings about the bicentennial activities.
  8. Many other clippings and photos of bicentennial activities.
Black's Fort
  1. Burnet County Historical Commission, letter to Mrs. Bill Bryson, Chm.  No Date
  2. Stories of Black Fort by Estelle Asher Bryson.  Duplicate copy in file.
  3. Sketch of William Black's Life from The Burnet Bulletin, June 30, 1938.  Two pages.
  4. A paper presented to Bertram Literary Club about 1955 by Mrs. Bill Bryson on Black Fort.  Two Pages.
  5. Notes on Black’s Fort by J. W. Owens, April 3, 1964.  Two pages.
  6. Letter from Mrs. Katherine A Loucks, of Glendora, Calif., dated 3 February, 1983 regarding corrections to the Burnet County History, Vol. II.  Two Pages.
  7. Alexander Cemetery on Mesquite Creek in Burnet County.  Letter to Mrs. O’Donnall dated 16 June 1978 from Katherine Loucks, inquiring about the location of Alexander Cemetery on Mesquite Creek in Burnet County.
  8. Article to the Burnet County Historical Society from Ted Moses about his grandfather Norton Moses owning the land  Black’s Fort building sits on.  One page
  9. Sketch of William Black’s Life from the Burnet Bulletin, June 30 1938, “Mostly Mulurkey” signed by T. M.
  10. Picture of Blacks Fort with an article, about the Webster Massacre, Aug 27, 1839, house built about 1851.  Taken from the Burnet Bulletin About 1948.”Was Black’s Fort--Really A Fort?,” by Greg Olds from the Highlander, Marble Falls, TX, January 31, 1974.  Picture of State Marker on the same page.  Second copy of picture and article.  Three copies in File dated the same..
  11. Location of Black’s Fort, and description.  Erected in 1936 by the Texas Centennial Commission.
  12. Williamson County, Texas, Its History and its People, compiled and edited by Mrs. Jean Shroyer, Mrs. Hazel Hood for the Williamson County Genealogical Society, Inc. .1 page.
  13. Page 9 From M. G. Bowdan’s History of Burnet County ,.  Article regarding Black’s Fort and Fort Croghan.
  14. A thank you note on Black Fort from Laura C. Yates from Palo Pinto, TX to Mrs. Harris dated September 29, 1991.
  15. “Black Finds Fort of Childhood Tales,” Burnet Bulletin, Marble Falls Messenger, page 6B, August 8, 1991.  Picture of remains of the spring house and the Historical site.  Two pages.
  16. Three photo pages, each with 2 photos, of Black's Fort Historical Marker, and surrounding area.  Photos by Gayle Waldrip, Sept 2008.  Link shows photo of Historical marker, taken after marker was repaired and put on a new base, and one photo of ruins.
  17. The Picayune,  20 Sept 2008, "Black's Fort Unusual for Area's Relics", by Rachel Bryson.  Tells history of the structures and people associated with Burnet County's Black's Fort.
  18. Information about Black's Fort contributed by Dot Creasey, 2004, including details from James Emmet Farquhar, who grew up around the "fort."  His mother was Martha Jane Black Farquhar, the oldest daughter of William Black.  Also included in the packet is a Sketch of William Black's Life, from unsourced newspaper.
  19. The Highlander, 75th Anniversary Edition, 1962.  "Century-Old Fort Commemorated by Granite Monument Near Bertram" with Picture.
  20. Photo taken in Oct 1958 of Monument erected by Texas Centennial Committee marking the site.
Blanco County
  1. Chapter 9 from "A History of Blanco County" by John W. Speer
  2. Newspaper article from The Highlander dated July 5, 1973 titled "Johnson City Bank -Marker Will Show Bank Building in Many Roles"  as courthouse and a hotel.
  3. The Picayune, 8 Oct 1991, "Round Mountain, Texas - A Town treasuring its Past, Present, and Future."  Picture of Round Mountain Mayor, E. B. Seals, and old Methodist Church.
  4. The Highlander 4 Oct 1979; "The Birdtown Inn - A 100-year-old stage stop restored" by Betty Mac Nabb
  5. Lake Country Life (undated); "A respite on the Old Chisholm Trail". Stage stop at Birdtown Inn
  6. Lake Country Life 11-17 June 2008; "Courthouse fights to stay alive" (old Blanco courthouse in Blanco)
  7. Lake Country Life 6-12 June 2012; "Blanco: Looking lovely in lavender" by Steve Snyder
  8. Lake Country Life, 21 June 2006, "A Respite on the Old Chisholm Trail" with picture of hotel and stagecoach stop at Round Mountain.
Bluebonnet Festival          
  1. 2008 program
  2. Newspaper article 18 Apr 2007 Burnet Bulletin "2007 Burnet Bluebonnet Festival
  3. Burnet Bulletin 11 April 2007; "The First Lady of the Bluebonnet Festival"; Dorothy James
  4. Burnet Bulletin 11 Apr 2007; "17th annual Bluebonnet AirShow Saturday"
  5. Highland Lakes Weekly 12 Apr 2013; "A festival is born" by John Hallowell"

Boys and Girls Club
Various articles on fund-raising, donations and activities

Branch Home  - see Historical Homes and Buildings - Burnet County)  

Bridges & Ferries
  1. Commissioners Court Minutes, Vol D, g 13-19, Marble Falls Bridge     
  2. Copy from "History of Burnet County" Thesis by M. H. Bowden regarding Marble Falls Ferry Company, etc.
  3. Copy from "Burnet Bulletin" Thursday, June 6, 1895 regarding "That Free Bridge"
  4. Undated newspaper article entitled "991-Foot Crossing of Colorado River"
  5. Undated newspaper article entitled "Bridge Opening Eliminates Ferry"
  6. Several miscellaneous articles regarding the Marble Falls Bridge
  7. Letter from Mrs. Bill Bryson to Texas Historical Commission, 15 June 1990
  8. Picture North Gabriel Bridge, County Road 210
  9. Picture Russel or Middle Gabriel, County Road 305
  10. Picture Hamilton Creek Bridge, County Road 327
  11. Picture at Gridiron Branch, County Road 404
  12. Picture Marble Falls Bridge across Colorado River, Hwy 281
  13. Picture Colorado River Bridge Upper Inks Lake, Hwy 29
  14. "Historic span" Llano Buzz Lake Country Life Section pg 13 - about Colorado River Bridge Upper Inks Lake, Hwy 29
  15. Highland Lakes Weekly, 9 March 2012, photo of group at dedication of the old Gridiron Bridge brought to Johnson Park in Marble Falls and renamed "Madolyn's Crossing," in honor of Madolyn Frasier.
  16. Highlander; 02-05 Mar 2012; "Gridiron bridge to be dedicated" with photo.
  17. "Highway Bridge Washes Away" undated & unnamed newspaper article; on the June 14, 1935 flood that washed away Marble Falls Bridge
  18. The Daily Tribune 11 Nov 2009 "Local officials never gave up on US 281 bridge"; on Marble Falls Bridge
  19. "New Use for Bridge" 2005 Dec 2011 issue of The Highlander; pictures of historic iron truss bridge from CR 404 being moved to Johnson Park in Marble Falls
  20. "Historic bridge set to arrive in Johnson Park" The Highlander 29 Nov 2011
  21. "Historic bridge re-purposed" by Teri Freitag Highland Lakes Weekley 2 Mar 2012
  22. River City Tribune 9-10 June 2012; "281 Bridge Update - Work shifts to north pier" by Jared Fields
  23. "Old Gridiron Bridge moves to new home in Johnson Park" by Raymond V. Whelan, The River Cities Sunday Tribune 4 Dec 2011
  24. The Picayune, 13 Mar 2013, "Big Bang Bridge Party" with pictures of implosion of Colorado River Bridge 
  25. Austin American Statesman, 18 March 2013, "River Bridge demolished with Startingly Big Bangs"
  26. Austin American Statesman, 18 March 2013, " Bridge Blasted", with pictures.
  27. Highland Lakes Weekly, 15 March 2013 and March 22, 2013 Pictures and short write-ups on the old 281 bridge in Marble Falls.
  28. Highlander, 26 March 2013, "Good Friday blast in doubt"
  29. Highlander, 19 March 2013, Newspaper with several articles about the old Bridge. 

Briggs - 1a
1. Picture of main street of Briggs, looking north, soon
2. Briggs Homecoming, article Sept 10, 1959, from the Bertram Enterprise.
3. A  Brief History of Briggs. This article is about First there was Gum Springs; then Taylor’s Gin; then Briggs.  7 Pages.
4. Briggs Post Office records by Mrs. Bill Bryson.  Copied from Photostats National Archives, P. O. Records.
5. Article on Gum Springs and Taylor’s Gin from The Highlander dated July 29, 1971.
6. Letter to Mrs. Ernest Langford, from Brison Draper.
7. Briggs to Receive Historical Marker, from the Killeen Daily Herald, Sunday September 25, 1977.
8. Briggs Sixty Years Later, article from Bertram Enterprise, Sept 25, 1958.
9. Early History of the Town of Briggs, from Bertram Enterprise, Oct 5, 1955.
10. Two letters to Mr. Chester Kincheloe, Editor, The Burnet Bulletin, dated July 30, 1962.
11. Picture and article of Horse and Buggy days at Briggs shortly after the turn of the century.  The Highlander, Aug 5, 1971.
12. Official Texas Historical Marker information that was put on it.
13. Article on when Burnet County was organized and from the counties it was organized from.
14. “Sixty Years Later”, 20 page article written by Ernest Langford on August 31, 1958.
15. Briggs 3 page article written by Estelle Bryson.
16. Some of the History of Gum Springs, Taylor Gin and Briggs, TX, one 16 page and one 3 page article written by Emma S. Smith.
17. Photo of cotton gin and group of identified men on horseback, about 1885.
18. "Briggs Historical Marker Unveiled" The Burnet County Bulletin News 1 Sep 1977, includes picture of descendents of pioneer families

Briggs - 1b
1. Poem, “The Titanic”, by Wm. McDaniel, Briggs, Texas.  Undated, Source Unknown.
2. Ltr, 8 Aug 1961, to Ernest Langford, from General Services Administration, about mail service to Briggs.
3. Burnet Bulletin, 1 Sept 1977, “Briggs Historical Marker Unveiled”, with pictures of descendants of pioneer families at the ceremonies. 2nd newspaper page with pictures of Briggs main street and school.
4. Four pages, handwritten document, “Early Incident Happenings of Briggs”. Undated, by W. C. Dillingham
5. Ltr, 11 Dec 1960, to Ernest Langford, from J. N. Faith, with info about Briggs.
6. Copy of ltr, 9 Sept 1958, to Mr. Bryson Draper.
7. Corpus Christi Caller, 6 June 1976, with story about Briggs.  Photos of Barber Ed Harton, Fred Reavis, Hazel Taylor
8. Copy of ltr, 12 Sept 1955, to Mrs. Snow Skaggs, with her handwritten replies about Briggs. 17 pages
9. Ltr, 23 July 1955 (?), from Henry Campbell to Ernest Langford.  Two pages, very shaky handwriting, about Briggs.
10. Copy of ltr, 3 Jan 1962, from Ernest Langford, to Henry Campbell, with more handwritten replies from Campbell.  42 pages, some typed, some handwritten.
11. “History and Naming of Briggs”, by Mrs. L. S. S.  One legal sized page, typed.
12. Four more letters from Ernest Langford to entities asking for info about Briggs and citizens.
13. Xerox copy of Briggs main street.
14.  Two pages, typed, of short biographies of Briggs families:  Americus Wilson Stewart, Marion S. Dwyer, Ruel Simeon Lee, and William J. Stiles.  Copies are crossfiled in Surname folders.    Source and date unknown.
15.  Lake County Life,  Volume 6, No. 44, 29 Feb-6Mar 2012; "Memory Bank" by Steve Snyder, Highland Lakes Newspapers, with photo of the old Briggs State Bank; short history of the bank and community.
16.  The Picayune, 28 Oct 2009, "By Gum, it's Briggs", by Rachel Bryson.
17. Highland Lakes Weekly undated; "Memory bank" by Steve Snyder, includes picture of Briggs State Bank
18. Two typed sheets on Briggs families: Stewart, McGinty, Dwyer, Stiles, Williams

(See also folder titled “Churches, Florence/Briggs” for list of early Briggs doctors and dentists.)
(See also Gum Springs.)
(See also Schools, Briggs, Gum Springs, Taylor’s Gin)

Bryson Place - See Historical Homes and Buildings - Burnet County

Buchanan Dam and Lake Buchanan - See Dams, Buchanan Dam and Lake Buchanan

Buckner's Baptist Boys Ranch

1. Ten typed pages by Hal Buckner giving the history and mission of the Buckner Baptist Boys Ranch.
2. Copy of document, “A Historic Building” that describes a building in Dallas county, owned by John Neely Bryan, the founder of the city of Dallas that eventually was sold to Buckner Orphan’s Home and Dr. R. C. Buckner.

Buried Treasure   
Copy of Burnet Bulletin page, 3 May 1900.  Article entitled “Buried Treasure in Burnet County.”  Two pages.

Burleson County
Booklet, “Reminiscences of Burleson County, Texas” by M. H. Addison.  A reprint of articles published serially in The Caldwell Register, during the year 1886.  48 pages

Burnet City History
  1. 2 pages typed history of Burnet
  2. "The Story of Burnet, Texas" by Robert B, Pitkin, from American Legion Magizine, January 1950, 9 pages
  3. The Highlander, 23 March 1972, "Burnet's Square -- An 1880s Portrait", with pictures of old-time square, 2 copies
  4. The American Legion Magazine, January 1950
  5. The Burnet County Bulletin, 25 April 1974, "The Burnet County Courthouse" by Darrell Debo, with photos of the old and newer courthouse.
  6. photo of old sheppard hospital, undated
  7. 5 Typed pages by Thomas C. Ferguson, 3 July 1989, about Burnet History
  8. Photos of old square, from Highlander Story, 1979
  9. Naylor's Pic-Century Magazine, October 1936, with story of Burnet History
  10. Advertisement, undated, with photos and descriptions of Burnet attractions.  City directory on back.
  11. Burnet Scenes; unknown newspaper, 11 May 1952.
  12. Austin American, 20 Aug 1953; "Congressman on Visitation" with photos of Congressman Thornberry visit at Oakalla, Burnet, Briggs, Lake Victor and Midway
  13. Burnet Bulletin, unknown date; Photographic views of Burnet and Surroundings.  "First in a series of pictures around Burnet's Square which were taken in the 1890s.  The original pictures are the property of Mrs. Ollie Wolf of Lampasas.  Mr. Marion Spitler was the original owner.  He was the Justice of the Peace in the Naruna community during the 1880s."
  14. San Antonio Light, 21 Oct 1967; "Burnet Comes Close Now to Being a Lakelocked Community."
  15. 1/2 page typed history of origin of Burnet.
  16. Pamphlet, "City of Burnet Capital Improvement Program, 1982, Information Report"
  17. Map of downtown Burnet, population 2,864; undated
  18. Citizens Gazette, 25 Aug 2004; "Washington Comes to Burnet" with photo of Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.
  19. Burnet Bulletin, 25 Aug 2004, "City Mulls Annexation of Rock Crusher:
  20. Explore Burnet brochures, undated (2)
  21. photos of Burnet Parade, 1982
  22. Burnet Bulletin, 28 Dec 2005; "Burnet Bulletin's Top News Stories, 2005"
  23. Burnet Bulletin, 13 July 2005; "Moving Towards the Future", photo of the Schnabel Gazebo being moved for repair.
  24. The Highlander, 28 Mar 1968 - "History of Burnet Reprinted From Early Highlander Files" by Mrs. Alta Holland Gibbs.
  25. Burnet Bulletin, 31, Mar 2004 - "The Burnet Square:  A History" by Rebekah Hanna, front page photos, story on page 3 and page 7.
  26. Highland Lakes Newspapers - "On the Square in Burnet" by Chris Crews with photos of Courthouse past and present.
  27. Lake Country Life Magazine - Burnet Bulletin, 19 May 2010, Vol 5, No. 3, page 10, by James Walker - "Burnet's first modern hospital remains" with photo of old Shepperd Memorial Hospital.
  28. "Burnet claims 160 years of progress" Lake Country Life 7-13 Oct 2009
  29. The Highlander 5 Apr 1979; "More Burnet memories" by Linda Ross; history as remembered by Nanona Fry
  30. The Burnet County Bulletin 4 July 1974; "Then...and Now --- Some Old Times in Burnet" by Darrell Debo
  31. Citizens Gazette 23 May 2012; "Park Place, Burnet's newest addition to the park lineup"; regarding Haley-Nelson Park
  32. Home Rule Charter- Booklet dated 27 July 2000, 31 pages
  33.  "Town of Burnet Order to Incorporate", 19 Jan 1876
  34. "Act of Incorporation of the Town of Burnet", 23 Oct 1883
  35. "City of Burnet, Act of Incorporation", June 1885
  36. "A.R. Johnsonm C. T. Dalton & Others School Trustees" to Deed, Corporation City of Burnet", July 1872
  37. page 79 of Burnet County History, Vol I, Page 79, about the incorporation of Burnet.
  38. "Resolution Accepting Provisions of Chapter 1, Title 28, Revised Statutes, 1925, Relating to Cities and Towns", dated 7 Sept 1931
  39. Booklet entitled "Burnet - The Hub" with ads for old businesses
  40. The Burnet County Bulletin, page A4, undated.  "Then...and Now" by Darrell Debo, with transcription of letter written to Mrs. Mary Kinser Holland, 16 May 1949 by her mother, Mr. Nannie Moore Kinser, which describes early days in Burnet.  Also in this newspaper page is a picture of the Rams youth baseball team.  Named are:  Billy Alman, Lee Smith, Stan Lewis, Jeffrey Poore, George Oakley, James Oakley, manager and bat boy.  James Schilling, Don Shipp, Freddie Hester, Scott Shirley, Kevin Baker, Danny Lester, Coach.  On back side of this newspaper page is an article about "Kincheloe Klan in Twelfth Meeting" 1974.
  41. The Highlander 23 Mar 1972; "Burnet's Square--An 1880s Portrait" by Tad Moses
  42. Burnet Bulletin, unknown date; "Squared away" by Chris Crews
  43. The Picayune 26 June 2005; information statues/plaques around courthouse
  44. Highland Lakes 2005 Showcase, March 8-9 by Chris Crews entitled "Square project renovates downtown Burnet"
  45. River Cities Tribune 14 Mar 2004; "Burnet residents divided over square"
  46. Burnet Bulletin 28 Apr 2004; petition opposing proposed renovation to the Burnet City Square
  47. Burnet Bulletin 5 May 2004; "Square debate a standoff" by Chris Crews
  48. Citizens Gazette 14 July 2004; "Square Holes"
  49. Burnet Bulletin 8 Sep 2004; "Decision time on square project"
  50. Citizen Gazzette 8 Sep 2004; "Square bids in"
  51. Burnet Bulletin 15 Sep 2004; "Green light" "Council OKs square project"
  52. Citizens Gazette 22 Sep 2004; "business owners getting squared away"
  53. Burnet Bulletin 22  June 2005; "Moving forward
  54. River Cities Tribune 11 Nov 2005; "Burnet Square goes round and round in nick of time" by Daniel Clifton
  55. Burnet Bulletin 23 Nov 2005; "City square open for business, thru-traffic ahead of schedule" by Mark Atwood
  56. Burnet Bulletin 1 Feb 2006; "The Seidensticker's Men's Store will close after 68 years on Burnet's historic square"
  57. Lake Country Life 24 Jan 2007; "Hill Country history is lodged here" by Chris Crews. About Masonic Lodge building
  58. Picture of South view of Burnet Square taken from Highlander 29 Mar 1979.
  59. "The Burnet Square: A History" by Rebekah Hanna, Burnet Bulletin Horizons '04 31 Mar 2004
  60. The Burnet Bulletin Vol 89 #14, April ?; "Photographic Views of Burnet and surroundings"


Memorial on the Square - see Military, Miscellaneous Info

Tornado - See Weather Related Events Folder 1

Burnet County Fair
  1. Highland Lakes Weekly,  11 Oct 2013; photo  of organizers of 2014 Fair, announcing their new "home" at the Burnet Community Center.
  2. 2nd Annual Burnet County Fair and Rodeo, booklet, 29, 30, and 31 August 1968
Burnet County Democratic Primary - 1946
Bertram Enterprise newspaper, 1 Aug 1946, with article about tabulation of votes in 1946 Democratic Primary

Burnet County Emergency Management
  1. Highland Lakes Weekly, 16 May 2014; photo of CERT class practicing putting out fires

Burnet County Genealogical Society

  1. Genealogical & Historical Holdings of Burnet Library, 1980
  2. Minutes, undated, outlining establishment of BCGS, listing those present and first officers elected.
  3. Membership roster, 1978
  4. Highlander, January 25, 1979; Burnet Society Installs Officers, with photo of officers, Estelle Bryson, Howard Smith, Lou Helen Box, Holmes Webb, Iris Zimmerman, B. J. Baldwin, Eddie Verlander and Willie Mae Price.
  5. Three copies of "First Annual report of the Burnet County Genealogical Society", 16 Nov 1978.
  6. Ancestors' Surnames of Mrs. Estelle A. Bryson, undated.
  7. Phone list of members, from the desk of Mrs. Sidney O, Brady
  8. Program topics for the society, 1979
  9. Diagram and explanation of Consanguinity.
  10. Handdrawn chart of "Formations of Texas Counties", undated
  11. Guide to the Soundex System
  12. Texas Soundex codes
  13. Burnet Bulletin,  24 Feb 1983, Photo with names of the society members:  Maxine Sullivan, Sibyl Graham, Geneva Tetley, Marjorie bryant, Iris Zimmerman, Kate Wolf, Lucile O'Donnell, Peggy Tombs, Estelle Bryson, Cynthia Leedy and R. L. Faith, Carmon Jenkins, Betty Maddux, ruth Wolf, Margie Webb, Naomi Echlin, Jane Benbrook, Joan Carson, and Flo Kleinert.
  14. Two copies of 1986 roster.
  15. Picayune, 19 Oct 2005 BCGS wants to interview WWII veterans
  16. Picayune, 12 Oct 2005.  Article about all day seminar with speakers from State Library
  17. River Cities Daily Tribune, 20 Sept 2006, "Genealogist to Discuss Area Roots with Group" by Kristen McLaughlin; speaker Karylon Russell speaks to BCGS about families along the Colorado river.
  18. Burnet Bulletin, 27 Sept 2006, "Calling All Genealogists", with picture of Donna Palkowsky, story promoting seminar featuring Bill Buckner, Elizabeth Hicks, Gerron Hite, and Ken Fette.
  19. Picayune, 27 Sept 2006, "Burnet Woman Brings History to Life", by Daniel Clifton.  Picture of Maxine Cullison with WWII photo and medals of her brother, Hollis Lauderdale, who died while serving on a submarine during the war.
  20. Citizens Gazette, 4 Oct 2006, "Connecting with the People Who are Connected to You.", by Melodie Bradbury.  Picture of Dot Creasey and sister Milli Riley Williams and their story of collecting family information
  21. Picayune, 25 Oct 2006, "Life's Little Treasures in a Shoe Box", by Lyn Odom, with pictures and story of Colleen Kenyon's treasures from her family.
  22. Newspaper clipping, unknown source, of Genealogical Society's seminar, 2006; pictures of members browsing books, speaker Gerron Hite, and C. J. Daniel, winner of a collectable doll.
  23. The Daily Tribune, 12 Oct 2007.  “Storytellers, poets and novelists set to invade Burnet” by Daniel Clifton and Raymond V. Whelan.
  24. The Daily Tribune, 11 Oct 2007, "Genealogy Conference Brings History to Life", by Daniel Clifton.
  25. Burnet Bulletin 17 Nov 2007, "Step back in time with genealogy"
  26. Burnet Bulletin 11 Apr 2007; "Learn how to use Heritage Quest"

Burnet County Heritage Society
  1. copyof 1986 bylaws   
  2. copy of 1989 Bylaws

Burnet County Historical Commission - Bylaws, 1987


Copy of  Bylaws of the Historical Commission


Burnet County Historical Commission 
  1. Burnet County Historical Commission, 1979-1980.
  2. Burnet County Historical Commission Report , Nov. 27, 1978.
  3. Burnet Historical Society 20th Anniversary article.  Two of them.
  4. Pioneer Days as Interpreted by The Burnet County Historical Society, by Judy Kuykendall, Jan. 1961, 22 pages.
  5. Burnet County Historical Survey Committee, 1972.
  6. Catalog of Official TX Historical Markers, in folder form.
  7. Survey Group Meets in Burnet Article, Highlander Jan. 20, 1972.
  8. Burnet County Historical Data, includes surrounding areas.
  9. Troubles in Burnet County, Burnet County Historical Society, Oct. 29, 1968, 5 pages.
  10. Texas State Historical Association, Mar 16-18, 1967, Driskill Hotel in Austin, 2 pages.
  11. Historical Society conducts a tour, in Bastrop.
  12. National Librians Association, Apr 7, 1978.
  13. News Letter, 1976, Burnet County Historical Society.
  14. Response from The Attorney General of Texas, Sept 1, 1970, 3 pages.
  15. Program from the 1976 Historic Preservation Conference, 2 of them.
  16. Texas State Historical Survey Committee, Goals For The Seventies, 4 pages, 2 copies.
  17. Texas State Historical Association article but no date.
  18. The Medallion, Nov. Dec. 1975.
  19. Riding Line, Texas State Historical Association, Jan, 1967 20 pages.
  20. Texas State Historical Association, 18th Annual Meeting, Galvez Hotel, Mar 4-6, 1976.
  21. Burnet County Historical Survey Committee Report to Central Texas Regional Meeting  (activities since January 1, 1963)
  22. Handwritten copy of Burnet County Hist. Comm. Report to Central Texas Regional Meeting dated October 9 (no year) by Mrs. L.C. Ross
  23. Burnet Bulletin,  1 May 1980, "County History Book Takes First Place", with photo of Estelle Bryson and Darrell Debo.
  24. River Cities Tribune, 23 Aug 2009, "Historical Commission Plays a Vital Role in Burnet County", by Rachel Bryson
  25. The Highlander, 12-15 July 2013, Photo and caption of members accepting award from the Texas Historical Commission at Burnet County Commissioners Court.  Shown are Carroll Mccoy, John Potts, Carole Goble, Lela Goar, Caryl Calsyn and Faye Dockery.  Commissioners Russell Graeter and Ronny Hibler.
  26. HIghland Lakes Weekly, 12 July 2013.  Photo and caption of members accepting award from the Texas Historical Commission at Burnet County Commissioners Court.  Shown are Carroll Mccoy, John Potts, Carole Goble, Lela Goar, Caryl Calsyn and Faye Dockery.  Commissioners Russell Graeter and Ronny Hibler.
  27. Photo, from 12 July 2013 Commissioner's court where members accepted award from the Texas Historical Commission at Burnet County Commissioners Court.  Shown are Carroll Mccoy, John Potts, Carole Goble, Lela Goar, Caryl Calsyn and Faye Dockery.  Commissioners Russell Graeter and Ronny Hibler..
  28. Highland Lakes Weekly, 28 Feb 2014; Photo of JoAnn Myers receiving Distinguished Service Award from the Burnet County Historical Commission.  Shown are members Betsy Engelbrecht, Buddy Inman, Hazel Gatliff, Caryl Calsyn, JoAnn Myers, and Jane Knapik.
  29. Highland Lakes Weekly, 30 May 2014.  Photo of delegation of members to Austin to accept notification that  Dorbandt House was listed by Preservation Texas as one of 12 most endangered places for Texas 2014.  Attending:  John and Tommye Dorbandt Potts, Jane Knapik, Caryl Calsyn, Carole Goble.

Burnet County Historical Facts - Frontier Times
  1. "Horrible Murder Near Marble Falls; reprinted from Marble Falls Messenger, undated, about Dead Man's Hole and murder of Benjamin McKeever.
  2. " State Troops on the Frontier", undated.
  3. "Burnet County Pioneers", copied from Austin American Statesman.  Vol 3, No 3, Dec 1925.  About E. E. Brooks, 81 and Mrs Brooks, 86, pioneers of Burnet County.
  4. "Tragedies of the Frontier" undated.  One story of A. R. Johnson and an Indian raid around 1868.
  5. "A Sensation in Burnet" about Mr. T. D. Walker, alias Cotton.  undated.
  6. "Noted Indian Scout Visits Burnet"  Co. Ray Gardner, age 82, visits; story about his accomplishments.  undated.
  7. "The Daring Feat of 3 Texas Boys" about John Tedford being taken captive by Indians; 3 boys, Billy McGill, Jim Cooper and Tom Cooper went to his rescue.  undated
  8. "Sherrard's Cave" by Mary Johnson Posey, a history of the cave now known as Longhorn Caverns.
  9.  "A Letter Almost 67 Years Old."  mentions Proctor's Negro Bob, Widow Allen's Negro Joe.
  10. "Pioneer Days in Burnet County."  mentions Samuel E. Holland, Mormon Mill.
  11. "Old Time Camp Meeting."  about Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Mt Zion Community and members of the church. undated.
Burnet County History (expando folder)
  1. Burnet Bulletin 14 March 1874 - copy of front page
  2. The Burnet Bulletin 21 June 1881 - copy of front page
  3. Austin Daily News 5 July 1888; "Burnet Budget" - Matters and Things at the Granite City, Local Items
  4. The Burnet Bulletin 8 Oct 1896; 4 pages of newspaper, includes "Judge Cates Returned"
  5. "From the Bulletin Thirty-seven Years Ago" (1904)
  6. "Musings - From 1865 to 1935 Burnet County" by G. F.  Hunter, Chapter III
  7. The Austin American 29 Dec 1936; "This Week's Honor County of Central Texas"
  8. The American Legion Magazine January 1950; "The Story of Burnet, Texas" "How the people of a once sleepy Texas town carried out a Legion lan to prove you can still help yourself in America"
  9. San Antonio Light 8 July 1951; "Burnet Folk Believe in Co-Operation" by Margaret Clark
  10. Austin American 20 Aug 1952; "Congressman On 'Vixitation'" by Dale Shanks - Congressman Homer Thornberry visiting Briggs
  11. "Do you Know" - interesting facts about Burnet county written by Mrs. Henry Hill
  12. Unknown Newspaper date 31 Oct 1962; "Central Texas 'rock Age' Both Modern and Costly - granite stones going to the Texas Gulf Coast for two mile-long twin jetties in Matagorda Bay, just across from Port O'Conner
  13. Fort Worth Star-Telegram (unknown date); "$60,000,000 Plant Reported Due in Burnet" by E. D. Alexander;
  14. The Highlander 29 April 1971; "Burnet County Represented in Washington Monument"
  15. Highlander Newspaper, 6 May 1971, “Effects of the 1839 Webster Massacre on Burnet’s Founding” by Greg Olds
  16. Houston Chronicle Texas Magazine 11 July 1971; "At Burnet: Beauties and the beasts"
  17. Highlander Newspaper, 6 April 1972, “Burnet Was Road Hub in 1850s” by Frank C. Rigler
  18. Highlander Newspaper, 29 June 1972, “Looking Back at Burnet County Land” by Frank C. Rigler
  19. Highlander Newspaper, 11 April 1974, “Burnet County’s Only Death Penalty Preceded by Century High Court Dilemma” by Janice Clayton
  20. Highlander Newspaper, 16 May 1974, “Burnet County Used to be Located in East Texas” by Greg Olds
  21. Highlander Newspaper, 23 March, 1972, “Burnet Square—An 1880’s Portrait” Ted Moses
  22. Burnet Bulletin  Newspaper, 27 December, 1973, “ Bulletin’s 100th Anniversary” by Darrel Debo
  23. The Highlander 7 June 1979; "burnet County's Indian pictographs" by Fred Taylor
  24. Burnet Bulletin Newspaper, 20 October 1983, “Tending the County’s Roots” by Mrs. Bill Bryson and other similar articles
  25. San Antonio Light article May 11, 1952 “Burnet Dusts Centennial Welcome Mat”
  26. Picayune January 26, 2005 about historical markers in Burnet County
  27. River Cities Tribune July 23, 2004 “Burnet County wants to sell Lake Buchanan property”
  28. River Cities Tribune July 16, 2004 “Burnet County revisiting underground water district”
  29. The Highlander, 09 May 1974, "Burnet County Was Named For David G. Burnet--But Why?"
  30. Undated, unnamed newspaper article, "The Founding Fathers of Burnet County" written by Mrs. Alta Holland Gibbs.
  31. "Burnet County Historical Data
  32. "The Magical History Tour" by Carol Moczygemba; Texas Co-op Power May 2012
  33. Flying the Colors - Texas by John Clements, published by Clements Research, Inc., pgs 96, 96. Gives information on The Land, The People, The Economy, Communication, Community Services, Recreation/Entertainment, Communities
  34. Handwritten reprint from Burnet Bulletin, entitled "West Texas Free Press" by a traveling correspondent, 21 Mar 1874.
  35. "Burnet County History Highlights" prepared by the Burnet County Historical Commission; includes McCulloch Ranger Station, Fort Croghan, Smithwick Mill, Marble Falls Founded, Samuel E. Hollonc, Mormons, 1st Railroad, Graphite Mine, Buchanan Dam
  36. From DeCordova's 1858 "Texas, Her Resources & Her Public Men" pgs 208, 209, 210, 211; information on Burnet County.
  37. Petition from citizens of Burnet County to County Judge to purchase flag pole and flag.
  38. Copy from Burnet County Plat Records (no page given), gives names of Thomas Toby, Logan Vandeveer, W. J. Gilcrease, P. E. Massey, Mrs. Kate Lacy, R. F. Fuchs, A. M. Maxey.
  39. List of Sheriffs of Burnet 1852 thru 1959
  40. Burnet Bulletin 30 June 1938; List of Officers of Burnet County - Past and Present
  41. Burnet Bulletin 28 March 2007; "Burnet County tops Texas growth list"
  42. Naylor's Epic-Century Magazine October 1936. On Page 63 is article entitled "Burnet County/Named for First President of Texas"


Burnet County History - Outline of - (Burnet County History Vol I) (Documents used to prepare original manuscript)



- Confederate Soldiers -- This file name has been deleted.

List of known Confederate Soldiers buried in Burnet County, compiled by Darrel Debo, 1986
[Contents of this file removed and placed in "Military - Civil War"

- Burnet County Courthouse - D.S.A. Requirements - [items moved to folder named Courthouse, Burnet County]

- Burnet County Courthouse - History of  [File name changed to Courthouse, Burnet County and moved to -C- page]


Burnet County Historical Society
1. May 15, 1956 minutes to the Historical Meeting.
2. List of Awards given no date.
3. By laws of Burnet County Historical, no date.
4. Plans for the Fort Croghan Courier newsletter
5. Minutes of Meeting of the Burnet Co. Historical Society July 30, 1963
6. 2 page handwritten report “The Beginning of the Rummage Sales” by Mrs. L.S. Skaggs
7. 3 page list of people
8.  "Pioneer Days as Interpreted by The Burnet County Historical Society" by Judy Kuykendall, Jan 1961; 22 pages

-- Burnet County Historical Survey Committee - See Burnet County Historical Commission


Burnet County Jail (old Jail)
see "Jail - Burnet County"

Burnet County Library - Open House


Burnet County People - Birthdays, general news     (need to index a few new items added Aug 2012)
  1. Burnet County Oral History Series - a list of people interviewed during the 1970s and corresponding tape number.
  2. “No Dummox, The Ox!”, Newspaper article from  The Highlander, Marble Falls, TX, 29 July 1976, featuring information about oxen as beasts of burden.  Photos and quotes from M. E. Middleton, Marie Ebling, Eli Fowler, H. H. Lewis and others.
  3. Copies made from the book “The Evolution of a State or Recollections of Old Texas Days” Pages 309, 313-316 mentions Richardson, William McGill and his nephew Louis Thomas and bride Miss Kates, Logan Vandever, Hirston, Jabez Brown, Dr. Moore, Professor Dixon,  Colonel Todd, Parson Whipple
  4. Unknown source, January 1999, "Joy Taylor is Woman of the Year" and includes names of women honored for 1989-1997.
  5.  River Cities Tribune September 10, 2004 “Meadowlakes man conquers space” about NASA retiree John Aaron’s induction into the Aviation and Space Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City , OK for his help in bringing Apollo 13 home
  6. Llano Buzz, 4 Oct 2005;  “Perry appoints Mills to Dist. Court”, with picture of Judge Dan Mills
  7. Burnet Bulletin,  11 August 2004 article about Helen Gibbs and the art of water witching
  8. Lake Country Life, 17 May 2008, "Big Day for Super-size Burnet Family", about the Garner family of 14 children, with photos.
  9. Burnet Bulletin, 22 Nov 2006, "Burnet native Johnson elected to seat in Tennessee legislature", with photo of Jack Johnson.
  10. Marble Falls Messenger, 15 July 1909.  "Re-union a Grand Success"   Article about a pioneer settlers reunion held in Marble Falls.  Includes an extensive list of participants and the dates they came to Texas.  Transcript by Edna Cheatham, 11 pages; Xerox copy of newspaper article, 4 pages.
  11. River Cities Tribune, 10 Jan 2003; Photo and caption for Helen Herrington of Marble Falls who turned 99 years old on 17 Jan.
  12. Highland Lakes Weekly, 3 Feb 2012, Florence Seicke, of Kingsland celebrated her 95th birthday; photo of her and three brothers
  13. Highland Lakes Weekly, 3 Feb 2012, Aurora Davalos, photo and caption:  celebrated her 100th birthday. 
  14. Picayune, 23 June 2010:  Doris Mae Lloyd "101 and still Counting" with picture of her playing bass fiddle.
  15. Burnet Bulletin, 3 May 2006, photo of Dorothy James, Burnet Honor Citizen of the Year.
  16. Highland Lakes Weekly, 9 Mar 2012;  photo of cast of "Mount Up", a play performed by Smoking for Jesus Ministries about their flight from New Orleans hurricane Katrina of 2005.
  17. Burnet Bulletin; 07 Mar 2012; Jesse DeZavala Higginbotham celebrates 100th birthday with photo.
  18. Burnet Bulletin; 29 Aug 2007; 100 Years Young, Ruth Griffin
  19. Burnet Bulletin; 16 Apr 2008, "Double-Eagle Ceremony" , Robert Hunter Colvin and Bradley Billac attain Eagle Scout ranking
  20. Burnet Bulletin; 18 July 2007, Joel Terry of Houston attains Eagle Scout ranking
  21. Highland Lakes Weekly, 31 Aug 2012; photo of Nita Gibson, age 90, as she makes another lap quilt for residents of the Oaks Nursing Home.
  22. Citizens Gazette,  29 Sept 2004, "Hopkins Receives Medical Honors"; J. Ty Hopkins, PhD, grandson of Bertram resident Lillie Faye Hopkins, with picture.
  23. Burnet Bulletin,  17 Aug 2005, "Burnet Graduate Garners Top Honors", with picture of Paul Farmer shaking hands with Lt. Col. Oliver North.
  24. Burnet Bulletin, 28 July 2004, "A Century Celebration" -- 4 residents of Oaks Nursing Home turned 100 and 101:  Alice Lewis, Nan Hunt, Bertha Ham, and Tina O'Rear.
  25. Community Center Program, 1998:  "Garner Named as Honor Citizen" with Picture of Robert Borden Garner.
  26. Burnet Bulletin, 26 Sept 1991, "Women"s Forum is Saturday" with pictures of nominees for 1991 Woman of the Year: Louise Proffitt, Wanda Ham, Donna Brigner, Edyth Ann Hayes, Louise Lary, Marjorie Lyon, Laura Tod, Helen Smith, Johnnie Mae Wheeler, Laverne Roach, Pat Cloud and Millie Williams (not pictured).
  27. Lake Country Life 29-25 Dec 2012; "Christmas when I was a kid..." - interviews with Ruben Lastly of Burnet, J. R. Pete Crider of Marble Falls; Sarah Franklin & Martha Jo Smith of Llano
Burnet County Petition to form Burnet County
1. Petition #123,  dated 1851,  To Make New County,
2. Petition #376,  To change name of town of Hamilton

Burnet County Place Names
1. “A History of Burnet County Place Names”, by Bill Meadows, 1975
2. “An Account of the Origins of Burnet County Place Names”, by Sandra L. Ames and Patricia Mokry, undated
3. “Burnet County Place Names”, by Mrs. Estelle A. Bryson, undated
4. Highlander copy, 8 May 1975, w/picture of Noah Smithwick, about Burnet place names.
5.  Burnet Bulletin, 28 July 1966, "Local Historians List Burnet County Towns",  compiled by Mrs. Alta Holland Gibbs, with short paragraph about each locality.

Burnet Pioneer Days (out - refiled? need to index contents and re-evaluate for refiling)
  1. Typewritten article, 'Pioneer Days as Interterpreted by The Burnet County Historical Society' by Judy Kuykendall (2 copies)
  2. The Highlander, March 23, 1972, Burnet's Square--An 1880s Portrait,pictures of square.
  3. Unated newspaper, Then...and Now, by Darrell Debo, letter to Mrs.Mrs Mary Kinser Holland from her mother,Mrs. Nannie Kinser, May 15, 1969.
  4. Small booklet, Burnet  The Hub, History of Burnet and advertisements from early days. 

Burnet County Republican Women
  1. River City Tribune, 20 Aug 2004, "Republican Women Hear Karen Hughes Speak", with photo of group.

Burnet County
- Rural Telephone Company
  1. Letter from Thomas C. Ferguson, 1976 to Willie Mae Price about dissolution
  2. copy of legal papers filed against Burnet Rural Telephone Company, May 1978

Burnet County Sheriffs
1. list of names beginning with 1852 and ending in 1959
2. Austin American Statesman article, “Burnet ex-sheriff found guilty”, 4 July 1979
3. Burnet Bulletin August 4, 2004 captioned picture of Communications Officer Robert Fox with the Silent Hero certificate awarded by the State of Texas
4. Citizens Gazette August 4, 2004 “Burnet Sheriff wants to buy Tasers for county”
5. Burnet County Sheriff’s Project; by Jim Barho, containing a list of sheriffs from 1852 thru 1993 and correspondence with previous sheriffs or descendants.
6. See also "Businesses - Bertram" for article about Joe Pollock, former sheriff and his barbeque business.
7. The River Cities Daily Tribune 6 Oct 2009; "Deputy Killed in Weekend Crash Mourned Today", Deputy F. David Blake died after patrol car struck a deer.

Burnet County Sororities
  1. Booklet, Epsilon Sigma Alpha Year Book 1956-1957
  2. Kelta Kappa Gamma year book 1952-1953

Burnet County Stagecoach Routes
1. Highlander article, 6 April 1972, “Burnet Was Road Hub in 1850s”
2. “Stagecoach Inns of Texas”, by Kathryn Turner Carter, 1972, chapter that pertains to Burnet area
 
Burnet County Units of Local Gov't in Texas
 1. “Units of Local Government in Texas”, by The Bureau of Municipal Research, The University of Texas, Municipal Studies #15
 2. Burnet Bulletin,  1/4/2006 County agencies prepare for possible bio-terrorism disaster

Burnet County Voters 1865-66
  1. List of Voters for 1865, including some individual Oaths Of Amnesty
  2. Handwritten lists of names, dates and page numbers of voters

Businesses - Burnet (need to index added items in Aug 2012)
  1. 1908-2008 Celebrating 100 years, First State Bank of Burnet, Booklet
  2. Burnet Chamber of Commerce new directors, with photos of Lora Cheney, Burnet Bulletin; Russell Grater, Commissioner; Roger Moore, Camp Longhorn; Steven Salinas, LCRA.  Lists current directors and their business association.  Highland Lakes Weekly, 9 Sept 2011
  3. -Highland Lakes Weekly, 21 Oct 2011; Dora Jowers moving DJ Trading Post to the old bowling alley on US 281; w/photo
  4. Lake Country Life,  26 Sept - 3 Oct 2007, "Historic House Holds Homade Delights" about the Maxican Restaurant's new business venture.
  5. Burnet Bulletin, 1 Feb 2006 (written on paper as 2-1-06); "Saying Goodbye"  Seidenstickers Ready to Close Doors at end of the Month" with pictures of Founders, Edgar and EC, and Frank who grew up in the store and who eventually closed the store.
  6. Lake Country Life,  23-29 May 2012, Cafe Twenty-Three Hundred, new restaurant by former Hill Country Christmas Cafe owners, Tom and Peggy Hansen.
  7. Burnet Bulletin, 7 Feb 2007, Burnet's Best, photos by Linda Tyler.
  8. Citizens Gazette 9 May 2012; Dean Smith Insurance ribbon cutting
  9. Burnet Bulletin 3 Oct 2012; Bar-B-Q Shak Opens (Robert and Penny Payne Owner)
  10. Burnet Bulletin 3 Oct 2012; Reese's Truck Pieces Cuts Ribbon
  11. Burnet Bulletin 12 Dec 2012; Stripes, Valero to open in 2013
  12. Highland Lakes Weekly, 27 Sept 2013; Tealicious under new ownership
  13. Unnamed, undated newspaper; "BBQ just off the square" - Post Mountain BBQ
  14. Highland Lakes Weekly, 27 Sept 2013; photo of outside paint changesby Jeff Goble to Tea-Licious, under new management
  15. Hill Country Magazine, Winter 2004; "Texan Success Story" by John Hallowell, about HCR company
  16. Burnet Bulletin, 18 May 2005, "Wells Fargo donates to BCISD"
  17. River Cities Tribune,  22 April 2005; "Vanishing Texas River Cruise of Buchanan Dam Honored as Steward of Colorado River"
  18. Hill Country Magazine, Fall 2004; ad  for Cobblestone Cottage & Books
  19. Hill Country Magazine, Fall 2004; Ad for Longhorn Cavern Simple Sounds Concerts
  20. Hill Country Magazine, Fall 2004;;Ad for Canyon of Eagles
  21. Hill Country Magazine, Fall 2004; Ad for Falkenstein Castle
  22. Hill Country Magazine, Fall 2004; Ad for Lone Star R&R of Burnet
  23. Hill Country Magazine, Fall 2004; Ad for Vanishing Texas River Cruises
  24. Hill Country Magazine, Fall 2004; Ad for Tea-Licious
  25. Copies of photos from Arlee Barton of businesses on the square 1977

Businesses - Bertram
  1. Tin Star Barbeque, by John Hallowell, Highland Lakes Weekly, 30 Sept 2011Article with pictures of business and owner, former sheriff Joe Pollock.
  2. Highland Lakes Weekly, 30 Sep 2011, "Tin Star Barbeque" by John Hallowell, with photos and story.
Businesses - Granite Shoals
  1. Highlander,  10 June 1976, "Going, Going, Gone: A Night at the Auction", about auction house.
  2. Highland Lakes Weekly, 21 Oct 2011; Texas Country Bank photo under new ownership; w/photo
  3. Highland Lakes Weekly, 21 Oct 2011; Peppers Mexican Restaurant is under new management; w/photo

Businesses - Horseshoe Bay
  1. River Cities Tribune, 8 Oct 2004, "Horseshoe Bay Marriott Resort Hotel Grand Opening Held Oct. 2"
  2. Highland Lakes Weekly, 21 Oct 2011; photo with caption about new Horseshoe Bay Center willinclude upscale grocery store and other stores.

Businesses - Llano see Llano County Section)

Businesses - Marble Falls
  1. River Cities Tribune, 24 Sept 2004, "Marble Falls Bealls Opening Soon" 
  2. Highlander, "Marble Falls Gets New Family Doctor" w/picture of Dr. and Mrs Ellis Thompson at the opening of the new Thompson Clinic at 808 9th Street in Marble Falls.
  3. Highlander, 2 July 1952, photo of traffic jam at turn of the century in front of Turner-Evans hardware store.
  4. Highlander, 13 Aug 1964, photo and story, "Spectacular Fire Destroys Marble Falls Landmark" (old factory building)
  5. unidentified newspaper, "P.K. Odiorne Remodels Factory Building into Entertainment Center."  (Casino Riveria)
  6. Marble Falls Messenger, 1936; "W. M. Faubion Owner of Local Cotton Gin".
  7. Business ads from 1894-1895
  8. Bluebonnet Cafe ad from Burnet Bulletin, 31 Oct 1946
  9. Business ads from 1926
  10. Highlander, 19 Aug 1976, "Grand Opening Begins Today for O'Connor's Tires"
  11. Highlander, 4 March 1976, "Wagon Wheel Manor Changes Owners, Name" 
  12. Highlander, 13 May 1976, artist's drawing of Gibson Discount Center in Marble Falls, due to open in August 1976
  13. Highlander, 19 Aug 1976, "Photo and caption of grand opening of new Gipson's Discount Center in Marble Falls.
  14. Marble Falls Messenger,  24 May 1962, stock bought in R. H. Evans & Co (reprint from 1914)
  15. article and picture of Physical Plant of the Pure Stone Company in Marble Falls.  From "Marble Falls Messenger Historical and Rededication Issue," 24 May 1962
  16. Highlander, 20 May 1976, "Grand Opening Week" caption and photo of Lakeland United Super grocery, on Hwy 281; photo and caption of Atlas Van Lines opening, Dave Reed and wife Beth owners.
  17. Business ads from 1917
  18. Handwritten list of businesses  and addresses on Main street, Marble Falls, West side, 1976
  19. Typed list of businesses from an advertising brochure dated 1926
  20. Booklet, xeroxed, of "Standard Realty Company" that has pictures (poor quality) and descriptions of businesses and homes in Marble Falls c. 1906.  Another copy of some pages, annotated with details of the home or business handwritten beside pictures.
  21. The Highlander, 19 Jan 1978, "Pure Stone to begin Plant expansion soon"
  22. "A Marble Falls Miracle" by John Hallowell; Emotional Trauma Center called Hope for the Wounded Heart Ministries; Highland Lakes Weekly 29 June 2012
  23. Lake Country Life, Highland Lakes Newspapers, 22-28 Apr 2009, "Blue Bonnet Cafe celebrates 80 years in Marble Falls" by Blynis Crawford Smith.

Businesses - Marble Falls - Old Textile Factory Building
  1. postcard of building when new

  2. "A Better Investment" issued by Marble Falls Textile Mills Co.
  3. short piece on history of the textile mill
  4. Highlander newspaper article dated August 8, 1991 about the Mathes Air Conditioning Plant
  5. 13 page typed paper on Marble Falls Factory site
  6. Texas Parade magazine undated "The Dream That Would Not Die"  story about Adam Rankin Johnson's part in the development of the textile factory
  7. Greg Old's article titled "Letter From 'Eyes' of Blind Man Reveals More History" about Adam R. Johnson's part in the development of the textile factory
  8. 1936 article "P.K. Odiorne Remodels Factory Building Into Entertainment Center"
  9. The Picayune, 27 March 2013, "Old Textile Mill Marker's Relocation Puts History in its Right Place" with photo of Jane Knapik, Caryl Calsyn and Paul Brady.  Also a small color photo of the old factory, and a timeline of the business beginning in 1892.

    

Businesses - Other
  1. Hofbrau RV Park - owned by Ursula and Harry Mueller.  History and photos of the park, located on Hwy 281 about 7 miles south of Marble Falls.  Highland Lakes Weekly, page 13, 20 Apr 2012
  2. Hoover Valley Ranch - photo of developer Sam Boyd and realtor Conrad Vernon, with description of the development.  Highland Lakes Weekly, page 6, 20 Apr 2012
  3. "Welcome to the highland Lakes" special to The Highlander 4 Aug 1983; information on tourist attractions and businesses in area
  4. Lake County LifeAug 27-Sep 2, 2008; "The dream of country living realized" - about local Bed and Breakfasts in the Hill Country