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Sheriff Wallace W. Riddell monument, Burnet

Description: Sheriff Wallace W. Riddell, December 4, 1899 - February 11, 1978. Sheriff of Burnet County 1939 - 1978. Texas' longest serving Sheriff, 39 years, 1 month, 11 days.
Date: March 1, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries

Pioneers monument, Burnet County

Description: In memory of the Pioneer Settlers of Burnet County. Samuel L. Holland, first settlers, 1848. Logan Vandevfer, Peter Kerr, William H. Magill, Noah Smithwick, Jesse Burnam, K. H. Hall, General Adam R. Johnson, Captain Christian Dorbandt and to those pioneers who pushed into this wilderness and established here the first traces of human habitation, unknown planters sowing seeds for a new civilizaton. They amrked for us our channels of trade adn industry, built the first schools and churches, an dafter the tumult of Indian depredations and the terrible scars of the Civil War, returned and again took up the ax and plow and brought new acres into cultivation. Most of them died in obscurity and were laid to rest in the county of their adoption. As the rank and file of our pioneers we honor their memory for the deeds they performed and the doctrines they taught. Fort Croghan established here March 18, 1849, abandoned by troops in December 1853, permanently abandoned 1855. Burnet County created February 5, 1852, organized August 28, 1852 by Logan Vandeveer, William H. Magill, R. H. Hall, Commissioners. Landmarks: Holland Springs, first settlement in 1848; Fort Croghan established 1849; Morman Mill built 1850; Black's Fort built 1851; Smithwick Mill established 1855.
Date: March 1, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries

Former Burnet County Jail

Description: Photograph of the former county jail of Burnet County. It is a stone building, with a white wrought-iron fence on the right side.
Date: March 1, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries

Former Burnet County Jail

Description: Photograph of the former jail of Burnet County. It is a stone building, with a white wrought-iron fence to the right.
Date: March 1, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries

Herman Brown Free Library

Description: Photograph of the Herman Brown Free Library in Burnet. Cars are parked in front of the library, and other buildings can be seen in the background.
Date: March 1, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries

Burnet County Courthouse

Description: Photograph of the Burnet County Courthouse, the third courthouse for the county, built 1937 by Willis Environmental Engineering from Marble Falls, Texas. The building is two stories tall, and is a light brown.
Date: March 1, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries

Burnet City Hall and Mall

Description: Photograph of the Burnet City Hall and Mall. There are things placed in the windows of the Hall. It is a brown and white two-story building with a large sign on the front. There is a car parked on the right side of the photo.
Date: March 1, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries