Part 5, Note 26

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William Eugene Hollon, William Bollaert's Texas (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1956), pp. 261, 266; Colorado County Deed Records, Book E, p. 182, Book F, p. 308; Colorado Citizen, October 16, 1858; Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Schedule 1, Colorado County, Texas. Unhappily, there is little contemporaneous information regarding the castle. Certainly it was built between 1848, when Robson purchased the lot, and January 21, 1860, when the building is specifically referred to in the Colorado Citizen. A comment in the Colorado Citizen of July 2, 1859 indicates that it was covered with a material that was thought to be fire and/or waterproof.