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[Samuel Bass Gravestone]

Description: Photograph of the gravestone of outlaw, Samuel Bass, with a field of grass and tree seen in the background behind a chain link fence. Text on the stone reads, " Samuel Bass BORN July 21, 1851 DIED July 21, 1878 Age 27 Years, A brave man reposes in death here. Why was he not true?" A vase of pink flowers can be seen in front of the headstone.
Date: 19uu
Partner: Round Rock Public Library

[Seaborn Barnes Gravestone]

Description: Photograph of the gravestone of outlaw, Seaborn Barnes, with a chain link fence and a grassy area surrounded by trees seen in the background. The bottom of the headstone for Sam Bass is visible in the far right side of the photo.
Date: 19uu
Partner: Round Rock Public Library

[Andrew J. Nelson Farm in the Country]

Description: Photograph taken facing east of the Nelson family gathered on the back top and bottom porches of the farm house built by Andrew J. Nelson, whom can be seen sitting on the bottom porch. A label with text on the front mat of the photo reads, "A. J. Nelson Farm in the Country. Family on proch. Built by Mr. A. J. Nelson in 1854, stone hand sawed. Stone from Cedar Park. (Notice lightning rods on top of roof)". The text can be seen repeated in penciled handwriting on the back.
Date: unknown
Partner: Round Rock Public Library

History of the Palm Valley Lutheran Church

Description: Paper documenting the history of the Palm Valley Lutheran Church from 1836 to 1963, including information on membership, pastors, building programs, the cemetery, school, and notable events. A personal description of the family history of the author and his relation to the church can be seen on the last page.
Date: 1963?
Creator: Behrens, Teddy
Partner: Round Rock Public Library

Round Rock, Texas, 1840-1965

Description: Booklet compiled for Round Rock's centennial celebration on July 10, 1965 that includes a history of Round Rock, as well as groupings of photographs covering education, religion, the library, and past and present local businesses and banks. A list of Round Rock pioneers can be seen on pages 11-12 and a map of the city can be seen adorning the cover.
Date: 1965
Creator: Round Rock Chamber of Commerce
Partner: Round Rock Public Library

Interview with Fred Martin Anderson and Esther Israel Anderson, June 28, 1984

Description: Transcript of an interview with Fred Martin Anderson and Esther Israel Anderson, residents of Round Rock, Texas. The interview covers historical details about people buried in Bratton Cemetery, slaves, road building prison chain gangs, and families that owned land in Round Rock in the early 20th century.
Date: May 21, 1991
Creator: DiGesualdo, Jane; Anderson, Fred Martin; Anderson, Esther Israel & Galetto, Sylvia
Partner: Round Rock Public Library

Interview with Norman Dedear, February 25, 1981

Description: Transcript of an interview with Norman Dedear, an 82 year old man from Round Rock, Texas, whose ancestors arrived in in Texas in 1850. The interview covers Dedear's childhood and education, his career endeavors, and descriptions of the Round Rock area at different point in his life.
Date: February 25, 1981
Creator: England, Kenneth & Dedear, Norman
Partner: Round Rock Public Library

[Sam Bass Headstone Postcard]

Description: Postcard with a photo of the headstone of infamous outlaw, Sam Bass, seen featured on the front. Text on the back of the postcard describes the outlaw's crimes and death, as well as the slow destruction of the headstone and community efforts to replace it.
Date: [1949..1955]
Creator: Sam Bass Cafe
Partner: Round Rock Public Library

History of the Volunteer Fire Department, 1884---1984

Description: Paper documenting the history of Round Rock's fire department, including information on equipment, mascots, the Girl Pumper Team, and Robert G. Griffith, a long time educator and resident of Round Rock who served as mayor. Footnotes and a bibliography appear on pages 26 and 27.
Date: January 1984
Creator: Ward, Lerlene Womble
Partner: Round Rock Public Library

Walk Historic Round Rock

Description: Booklet that includes a brief history of Round Rock up to at least 1990, followed by a walking guide of 25 historic buildings, events, cemeteries, and other points of interest from downtown Round Rock to west of Interstate Highway 35. This is followed by a map guiding visitors to four points of interest that cannot be reached by walking. An index to historic markers in and near Round Rock is included on page 24.
Date: [1990..]
Creator: Department of Planning and Community Development
Partner: Round Rock Public Library

True Story of Sam Bass the Outlaw

Description: Small booklet published for the Sam Bass Cafe that includes lyrics to the Sam Bass Song, a biographic retelling of the Sam Bass Story, and a brief description f Round Rock, Texas. Part of the booklet appears to be from a letter, and an the author and publisher of the booklet are unknown, although the author claims to be the child of Captain Jack McCulloch of the Texas Rangers. He or she also refers to Benjamin McCulloch, a Texas Ranger and later Confederate war general killed at Pea Ridge, Arkansas, as Uncle Ben.
Date: [1937..]
Partner: Round Rock Public Library

Round Rock, Texas in Williamson County

Description: Report documenting the Round Rock area's geography, flora, Native American history, European exploration, role in stagecoach and cattle businesses, how the town received its name, and the general settlement of Round Rock. Each section contains its own bibliography, a map appears on page 7, and on page 17 is a list of pioneers copied from the 1965 centennial celebration book.
Date: [1965..]
Creator: Grisham, Noel
Partner: Round Rock Public Library

The First Annual Catalogue of the Officer and Students in Round Rock Institute For The Year 1886, Round Rock, Texas

Description: Booklet providing a history of the Round Rock Institute and information on boarding, examinations, certificates, and classes offered. A business directory is also included. Notes and underlining can be seen on the pages by Noel Grisham, who arranged and made copies of the material in 1963.
Date: 1963
Creator: Round Rock Institute
Partner: Round Rock Public Library

War Department Application for Family Allowances

Description: A military form filled out by John Loving to have part of his pay as a member of the 20th Bomb Wing sent to his parents, Hattie M. Loving and Sam E. Loving. The back page lists Sam P. Loving as an immediate family member serving in the military at the same time, and thee form is signed by 2nd Lieutenant Richard L. Moore.
Date: January 2, 1943
Creator: Loving, John Malcolm
Partner: Round Rock Public Library

Historic and Symbolic Aspects of Round Rock Cemetery and Slave Cemetery

Description: Two papers combined into one for a university class that together discuss the history of both the Round Rock Cemetery and Slave Cemetery, as well as their layouts, evolution since the 19th century, and the specific graves of Sam Bass, Vander Barbette, and Virginia Masterson. Excerpts from an interview with Joe Lee Johnson, whose father had been a slave, are also included.
Date: 1985
Creator: Bose, Ted John & Herrera, JuliAnne
Partner: Round Rock Public Library

[Interview with Ernest Anderson, Xenia Voigt, and Mrs. D. B. Greg, April 5, 1981]

Description: Transcript of an interview with Ernest Anderson, Xenia Voigt, and Mrs. D. B. Greg, all from Round Rock, Texas. There are several spots in the transcript where the speaker is unknown, and there are handwritten notes on the pages made by an unknown person. The interview is an oral history meeting that covers things like education, farming, travel, business, and courtship from the interviewees' lives.
Date: April 5, 1981
Creator: Fulkes, C. D.; Anderson, Ernest; Voigt, Xenia & Gregg, Mrs. D. B.
Partner: Round Rock Public Library