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The text of the following links to the history of the Freeman Center were taken from Freeman Ranch: The Land, History, and Research, Southwest Texas State University School of Applied Arts, Center for the Study of the Southwest, and the Freeman Ranch Advisory Board. 1999.

The Freeman Brothers

San Marcos and Hays County

Prehistoric Times

Spanish Rule

Early Anglo-American Settlement through Civil War

Late 19th Century-Early 20th Century

The Depression Era through World War II

Present Day Operation

History of the Freeman Center from Those Who Lived It (Oral History)

The following narratives were taken from taped interviews with some of those who have personal memories about the Freeman Ranch.

Rufus Alexander

Dr. Amy Freeman Lee

Robert Nance

Ofelia Philo