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The Burnet County Historical Commission worked to get historical markers for two iron bridges, including one in Joppa. The Texas State Historical Commission recognized the county organization’s hard work in 2017 with a Distinguished Service Award. This marks the seventh year in a row the county commission has earned the honor. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Burnet County Historical Commission earns Distinguished Service Award for seventh straight year

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — When it comes to history, we think of the big events and the big places, the ones that had the largest impact on the country and the world. But history doesn’t just happen on the “big stage;” it happens all around us in our communities and counties. (more…)

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Marble Falls City Cemetery receives historic designation

Marble Falls City Cemetery receives historic designation

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls City Cemetery is a very special place, according to local historians, who’ve shared that assessment over and over again. The Texas Historical Commission agrees. (more…)

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Dead Man’s Hole is dark spot in Burnet County history

(This story is part of The Picayune’s “Haunted Highland Lakes” series in October. Pick up a free copy every Wednesday this month for stories on spooky places in the Highland Lakes.) DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Adolph Hoppe raced along as the brush whipped against him. He had ground to cover to […]

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Burnet County bison skeleton might reveal ancient history

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BRIGGS — The recent excavation of a nearly intact skeleton of a rare bison, steeped in Native American folklore, could unlock a few secrets surrounding its behavior and habitat. (more…)

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The Crab Apple School is one of five one-room country schools on this year's Gillespie County Country School Tour.

Follow the trail of education history in Gillespie County

Take a tour of five one-room school houses in Gillespie County the first weekend in April on the Gillespie County Country Schools tour. Some 40 school districts existed in Gillespie County in the 19th century — 16 of them are still being maintained and exhibited by the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools. Five of […]

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Trace your roots and learn genealogy

Trace your roots and learn genealogy

The Kingsland/Highland Lakes Genealogical Society, which meets every second Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Kingsland Library’s meeting room, has members available to help anyone interested in getting started on tracing their family tree. Almost every Wednesday from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and from 2-4 p.m., a society member is stationed in the library research room […]

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Llano County Courthouse

Show some love for your favorite Texas Courthouse

February is I Love Texas Courthouses month! This is the third year of highlighting Texas courthouses by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation Texas and the Texas Historical Commission. History lovers are encouraged to visit the website to sign the courthouse love letter, upload a photo of your favorite courthouse and share a story. […]

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Worship in a historic church in the Highland Lakes

The first churches in the Burnet and Llano county areas were led by traveling preachers who set up worship under trees, along creekbeds or in schools. The earliest recorded church meetings were held by Christians in Sycamore Springs and by 20 Mormon families who settled at Mormon Mills in 1851. Some of those churches are […]

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101 Fun Things - Falls on the Colorado Museum

Explore Marble Falls History

Even the building is historic at the Falls on the Colorado Museum at 2001 Broadway in Marble Falls. The facility is located in the Granite Building, which originally served as the only school in town. It was built in 1891 from pink granite found just up the road in the Granite Mountain quarry. (more…)

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