Interviews and References


Max Alexander.  Telephone Interview, July 10, 2013.  Alexander has been Bluffton resident since 1935.

JoKarr Tedder.  Telephone Interview. January 17, 2013.  Tedder is President of the Board of the Central Texas Water Coalition, a non-profit organization focused on preserving natural resources in the region.

Karon Milam. Telephone Interview, January 16, 2013.  Milam’s family owns a local charter fishing business along Lake Buchanan.

Alfred Hallmark.  Telephone interview, October 30, 2012. Hallmark is a local historian whose great-great-great grandfather Billy Davis established Old Bluffton in 1854.



Barer, David Edward. 2013.  Tow, Texas: When the Water Recedes.  MA Thesis University of Texas at Austin.  August.

Central Texas Water Coalition.  Website.  Accessed February 28, 2016.

Clifton, Daniel. 2014. “Marble Falls photographer gets Down to Earth from 500 feet above,” (Keith Bedard,Photographer)  November 3, 2014.  Accessed February 28, 2016.

Dallek, Robert. 1991. Lone Star Rising: Vol. 1: Lyndon Johnson and His Times, 1908-1960.  Oxford University Press.

Fox7 (TV Austin), N.D. Photographs. Old Bluffton Grocery and Old Bluffton Blacksmith.   Accessed June 3, 2015.

Long, Walter E.  1956. Flood to Faucet.  Austin: Walter E. Long.

Lower Colorado River Authority.  2016.  “Situation Report” (Lake Buchanan).  Accessed January 18, 2016.

LCRA Corporate Archives.  1932. Photograph.  “Construction of Buchanan Dam.”

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office, Austin Camp Mabry, TX – 2015.  Website:  Accessed January 23, 2016.

Ross, Robyn. 2012.  “Bluffton: Texas’ Lost Civilization Rises from Lake Buchanan.” Texas Observer.  Nov. 14.  Accessed January 18, 2016.

Texas State Historical Association, “Buchanan Dam” Website. Accessed January 23, 2016. 

TXP, Inc., Concept Development and Planning, LLC, and Diverse Planning and Development.  2012.  The Economic Impact of the Upper Highland Lakes of the Colorado River.  Prepared for Burnet County & Llano County.  Fall.  Accessed January 23, 2016.

Uncovered Texas. N.D. “Bluffton Ghost Town” Uncovered Texas web site.  Accessed January 18, 2016.

University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History.  1935.  “1935 Austin Flood.” 

Photograph, June 15. Accessed January 31, 2016.