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Biesele, Rudolph L. The History of the German Settlements in Texas 1831-1861. Austin: Eakin Press, 1987.

Campbell, Randolph B. Gone to Texas: A History of the Lone Star State. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Caro, Robert A. The Path to Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson. Vol. I. New York: Knopf, 1982.
Pages 5-64 describe the settlement of the Texas Hill Country, its geography and ecology, and life there from the 1850s through the early 1900s.

Fehrenbach, T.R. Comanches: The Destruction of a People. New York: Knopf, 1974.
Chapter Five, "Death in the High Country" (pages 117-149), discusses the Comanches' acquisition and domination of territory in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. A description and map of Comancheria can be found on pages 139-146.

Fehrenbach, T.R. Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans. 2nd ed. New York: Da Capo Press, 2000.

Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. "Blanco, Texas" (by Bessie Brigham).

–––, s.v. "Blanco County" (by Mary H. Ogilvie and John Leffler).

–––, s.v. "Hye, Texas" (by Richard Bruhn).

–––, s.v. "Johnson City, Texas" (by Mary H. Olgivie).

–––, s.v. "Natural Regions" (by E. H. Johnson).

–––, s.v. "Round Mountain, Texas" (by Mae Lindsey Hernlund).

–––, s.v. "Twin Sisters, Texas" (by Richard Bruhn).

Morris, Eleanor S. The Texas Hill Country: A Complete Guide. 3rd ed. (Woodstock, VT: Berkshire House, 2003.
This book provides a county-by-county description of the Hill Country, Austin, and San Antonio. A previous edition won a Society of American Travel Writers’ first-place award for the Best Travel Book.

Olmsted, Frederick Law. Journey through Texas. Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones Press, 1962.
Part II of this volume, "Route through Western Texas" (pages 63-132), contains Olmsted’s observations on the towns, farms, and inhabitants of what is now Central Texas. This book was originally published in 1857.

Schmidly, David J. Texas Natural History: A Century of Change. Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 2002.
This study of our natural environment compares the mammals, landscapes, and land use of present-day Texas with those documented by the U.S. Biological Survey in 1905.

Semrad, Staci. "Rural Texas Sees the Light." Texas Co-Op Power "Power to the People" Special Edition.

Speer, John W. A History of Blanco County. Austin: Pemberton Press, 1965.

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