THE MASON COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION OFFERS THE FOLLOWING
PUBLICATIONS FOR SALE---P.O. Box 1542, Mason, TX 76856 (RETAIL PRICING)
The Communities of Mason County……. $25.00
Contains histories (including photographs, chain of title ownerships and architectural profiles) of Art, Bauer, Brockman, Fredonia, Fly Gap, Grossville/Simonsville, Hedwig Hill, Hilda/Beaver Creek, Long Mountain, Lower Willow Creek, Loyal Valley, Mason-Fort Mason, Pontotoc, Ranch Branch, Streeter/Bluff Creek and Wagram/Blue Stretch Communities in Mason County, 1985, 190 pp. hard-bound.
Mason County Historical Supplement No. 1…………. $10.00
Bios of George Freeman Hurley, James Wright Butler, Henry Julius Behrens, Daniel Hoerster, Henry Conrad Pluenneke, Henry Marcus Holmes, Albert Lee McGehee, Willima James Bolt, Friedrick A. Ellebracht, Jr., Ludewig (Louis) Martin, August Wilhelm Hofmann. Soft bound. 87pages
Mason County Historical Supplement No. 2………. $10.00
Contains histories of the Grit Community, Crosby Cemetery and biographies on William Hoerster, Fritz Thumm, Anna Martin, Alf and Charicie Blair Reeves, Hamilton and James Biddy, Some Fort Mason Personnel, The Mason County Cattle Industry and two articles on the Mason County War. 1996, 96pp., softbound.
Mason County Historical Supplement No. 3…….. $10.00
Bios of Robert & Mary (Hamby)Cavaness, John W. Light, Zack Light, Alfred McWilliams Family, Allie McWillams Burton Family, Mary Barbara Fink Mueller, William W. Parker, John Warren Hunter, Whitmill M. Holland, Margaret B. Bierschwale, Articles-A Feudist By any other Name, The Mason County or Hoo Doo War, Soft bound, 74 pages
Mason County Historical Supplement No. 4 …………..$10.00
Contains a history of Blue Mountain Community, an article on the "HooDoo" War. Biographies on Adolph Korn, Johanna Heinrich Gottfried Leifeste, Harry Bierschwale Family, The Hamiltons of Texas & Mason County, Lee Gideon Smart Family, The Kensing Family of Mason & Gillespie Counties, Titus James Buckbee, William Mogford, John Marvin Hunter & The Boguschs. 2002, 62 pp., softbound.
Mason County Historical Supplement No. 5………… $10.00
Contains bios of Allen bolt, Harry Gartrell, Benjamin Gooch, Sr., Benjamin Gooch, Jr., William Greenwood, John & Clara (Sands) King, James Ranck, C.E. Reese, C.S. Vedder, Conrad Wissemann, and an articale, “Land, Cattle & Dreams” (the Coghlan/Crosby, John Gamel, & the Taylor/Wheeler Families of Mason County, Texas) There are also old newspaper articles about Mason County in 1886 & 1887.
The Lucia Holmes Diary 1875-1876, The Hoo Doo War Years …$10.00
Contains transcriptions of Holmes eyewitness account of the Mason County Hoo Doo War. Holmes was a seamstress for men and women in Mason. She notes travels of her attorney Husband, Hal Holmes, visitors to their home, clients, weather and her feelings about the Hoo Doo War. 1985, now in its 6th addition with an index, 127 pp., soft bound.
Life of Thomas W. Gamel………. $15.00
1930's Recollections of Tom Gamel about early event of Mason County in the 1850;s to the 1880's. Many contemporary authors refer to this book, which has been out of print for many years. Mason County Historical Society is pleased to reissue this with annotations from Dave Johnson. Revised in 2003, 59pp., softbound.
Mason County Graves and Cemeteries…………….. $30.00
Contains names, dates, epitaphs from grave markers and cemetery records, arranged alphabetically, and current through the year 2014. 242 + pgs….. looseleaf notebook.
Mason County World War II Veterans Softcover…..$20.00; Hardcover….. $25.00
Alphabetical military history, section of personal experiences and news items. 2003, 278 pp.
Mason County Veterans VoI.II .....Softcover…$18.00
Texas War of Independence to World War 1 (1835-1920)
History of Mason County by Margaret Bierschwale…….$35.00
Contains the story of Fort Mason and the history of Mason County from pre-settlement to 1960 - Indexed, hardbound, 702 pp.
The Hoo Doo War: Portraits of a Lawless Time (Western Writers) $20.00
2003, 130 pgs. softback.
Mason County's First Settlers 1840-1900(Reprint) Soft Cover. $18.00
Compiled by Jerry Ponder. Contains 1840 Bastrop & Bexar CO.Land Certificates, 1850 Gillespie Co. Census, Mason Co. Census and Civil War Veterans Census & Survey
A Tour of the Sites of the Hoo Doo War Soft Cover….. $ 3.00
The Anthology of the Hoo Doo War……$20.00
Bios of participants of the war-Hardcover
Mason County Perspectives……..$15.00
by Mason Writer's Group, Soft Cover, 99 pages, pictures
20 Years a Buckaroo…..$10.00
by Eugene Banta, Soft Cover, 59pages, pictures
The Kettner Letters…..$15.00
A firsthand account of a German Immigrant in the Texas Hill Country (1950-1875) Ilse Wurster, Edited by CharlesKettner,Ph.D
Mason County Historical Book…..Soft Cover…$25.00; Hard Cover…$35.00
Compiled by the Commission & Society, a reprint of the 1976 book; families histories were supplied by family members; includes communities, schools, churches & etc.
Mason County, 1879-1958, Arcadia, pub. 2010 – Photos of Mason County 1876-1958 Soft Cover…..$19.95 + 8.75% tax = $21.70
Mason County Post Officesby Julius DeVos, pub. 2009 Soft Cover…$18.00
Mason County Schools by Julius DeVos, pub. 2012 Soft Cover……..$20.00
The Mason County “Hoo Doo” War, 1874-1902by David Johnson, pub. 2006 Soft Cover, 332 pgs.………$22.50 Hard Cover, 332 pgs.………$25
The Edwards Plateau Historian............$12.00
Edwards Plateau Historical Association. October 2011. Volume XIII 2008-2010. Includes two Mason briefs “Stagecoach Travel to and from Fort McKavett” by Fran Hoerster and “Explorers and History in Texas” by John Davis. Soft Cover, 121 pages..........$12.00
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