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Credits & Sources

The Haas House/Community in the Hills webpage was written by TBH Co-Editor Susan Dial (see About TBH), based on a 7,000-acre survey and master's thesis study of the Upper Barton Creek Watershed.

At present there are few overviews concerning settlement west of Austin. A great deal of primary information is available at the Austin History Center ( and the Briscoe Center for American History ( The Handbook of Texas Online is an excellent listing of resources on Texas history (

Many of the sources listed below are out of print but are available at the Austin Public Library, Austin History Center, or the Briscoe Center for American History.

Print Sources

Barkley, Mary Starr
1963   History of Travis County and Austin, 1839-1899. Texian Press, Waco.

1964   History of Central Texas. Austin Printing Co., Austin

Brown, F.
n.d.   Annals of Travis County, From the Earliest Times to the Close of 1875. Copy of typed manuscript on file, Austin History Center.

Clark, T.D.
1965   Pills, Petticoats, and Plows; The Southern Country Store. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman.

Dial, Susan Whitaker
1991 Prehistoric and Historic Settlement of the Upper Barton Creek Watershed, Hays and Travis Counties. Masters thesis. University of Texas at Austin.

Fox, Daniel E.
1983   Traces of Texas History: Archeological Evidence of the Past 450 Years. Cornona Publishing Co., San Antonio.

Haak, R.A.
1977   Cemeteries of West Travis Co. The Haak/Hardesty Collection. Manuscript of file, Austin History Center.

Johnson, W.H.
1956   Oak Hill/Cedar Valley Pioneers. Oak Hill-Cedar Valley Pioneer Assoc., Austin. Available at Austin History Center.

Jordan, Terry
1966   German Seed in Texas Soil: Immigrant Farmers in Nineteenth Century Texas. University of Texas Press, Austin.

1978   Texas Log Buildings: A Folk Architecture. University of Texas Press, Austin.

1982   Texas Graveyards: A Cultural Legacy. University of Texas Press, Austin.

Olmsted, Frederick .L.
1982   A Journey through Texas; or a Saddle-Trip on the Southwestern Frontier. University of Texas
Press, Austin.

Travis County Bar Association
1940   One-Hundredth Anniversary of the District Courts of Travis County, Texas, 1840-1940. Austin. On file at Austin History Center.

Vance, L.
1986   Eanes, Portrait of a Community. Taylor Publishing Co., Austin.

Wheat, J.
n.d.   Postmasters and Post Offices of Texas, 1846-1930. Microfilm on file at the Genealogy Collection, Texas State Archives.