Hood County Texas Genealogical Society




Primary Sources



Christensen, James, to Christensen, John B. University of Missouri Law School, 13 October 1894.

Christensen, John B., to John Anderson Publishing Company. Chicago, Illinois, 22 May 1902.

Christensen, John B., to Campbell, A.C. Grace City, North Dakota, 21 February 1933.

Christensen, John B., to Kristensen, Neils. Kjohenhavn, Denmark, 14 April 1902.

Christensen, John B., to Waendelin, Svend. Aalberg, Denmark, 3 February 1936; and 14 August 1936.


Christensen, Myrtle. Interview by the author, Dallas, Texas, 26 July 1977; 29 June 1978; 26 July 1978; 27 July 1978; 28 July 1978.

Cogdill, Raymond. Interview by the author, Granbury, Texas, 21 July 1977.

Collins, Cecil. Interview by the author, Glen Rose, Texas, 20 July 1977.

Conally, Eugene. Interview by the author, Glen Rose, Texas, 15 June 1978.

Flanary, Mrs. Billie. Interview by the author, Rainbow, Texas, 20 July 1978.

Gambrell, Zilpha. Interview by the author, Rainbow, Texas, 16 June 1978.

Garrett, Jenkins. Interview by the author, Fort Worth, Texas, 6 April 1965.

Maddox, Lester. Interview by the author, Fort Worth, Texas, 27 July 1978.

Raicoff, Anna, and Reilly, Mrs. Wallace. Interview by Dr. George Green, Arlington, Texas, 10 April 1975.

Raicoff, James. Interview by the author, Dallas, Texas, 27 July 1977.

Roberson, Emma. Interview by the author, Granbury, Texas, 21 July 1977.

Rogers, Ruth Harrison. Interview by the author, Granbury, Texas, 21 July 1977.

Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Press. Interview by the author, Granbury, Texas, 17 June 1978.

Public Documents

Texas, Hood County. Deed Records, Vol. 1, 54, 55, 60 and 67.

Texas, Hood County. School Attendance and Grade Records.

Texas, Somervell County. Deed Records, Vol. P, S, 28 and 33.

Secondary Sources


Bellamy, Edward. Looking Backward. New York: Random House, 1951.

Carroll, H. Bailey, and Webb, Walter P., eds. Handbook of Texas, 2 Vols. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1952.

Codman, John Thomas. Brook Farm. Boston: Arena Publishing Company, 1894.

Curtis, Edith Roelker. A Season in Utopia. New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1961.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. American Note-Books. Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1883. Quoted in Codman. Brook Farm, p. 21.

Junior Woman's Club of Granbury, Texas, Hood County History in Picture and Story, 1970. Fort Worth: Historical.

King, Dick. Ghost Towns of Texas. San Antonio: The Naylor Company, 1956.

Kirby, Georgiana Bruce. Years of Experience. New York: The Knickerbocker Press, 1887.

Murray, Robert K. Red Scare, A Study in National Hysteria, 1919-1920. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1955.

Parrington, Jr., Vernon Louis. American Dreams. New York: Russell & Russell, Inc., 1964.

Sams, Henry W., ed. Autobiography of Brook Farm. New Jersey: Prentiss Hall, Inc., 1958.

Swift, Lindsey. Brook Farm. New York: Corinth Books, Inc., 1961.

Texas Almanac. Dallas: A.H. Belo Corporation, 1931, 1933, 1936 and 1939.

Thrall, William Flind, and Hibbard, Addison. A Handbook to Literature. New York: The Odyssey Press, Inc., 1960.

Wish, Harvey. Society and Thought in Early America. New York: McKay Company, Inc., 1964.


Ficklen, Mary. "Texas' Lost Utopia." Texas Parade, May 1971.


Baker, Ethel. "The Saga of Kristenstad," Hood County News Tablet, 29 January 1970; and 5 February 1970.

Cleburne Daily Times, 15 November 1927.

Dallas Morning News, 3 April 1932.

Douglas, C.L. "Kristenstad Offers Haven to Jobless," Fort Worth Press, 15 November 1932.

Fort Worth Star Telegram, 14 January 1938.

Granbury News, 2 July 1937.

Hammond, C.M. "Kristenstad: A Practical Utopia," Texas Weekly, 29 August 1931.

Hood County News Tablet, 8 July 1937.

Landon, Francs O., and MacLennan, Verdi. "Kristenstad: A Novel Colony on the Brazos," Dallas Morning News, 22 January 1933.

Mart Herald, 30 March 1961.

New York Times, 23 August 1932.

Richhart, C.L. "Kristenstad Fulfills Modern Utopia Hopes: Colony on Brazos Has Own Store and Money," Fort Worth Star Telegram, 11 October 1931.


Fort Worth and Tarrant County Council of Camp Fire Girls, Inc. Camping Brochure.

National Grange Monthly, June 1936; October 1936; November 1936; and December 1936.

Rainbow Reminder, June 1928.

Waples-Platter v. Rainbow Company, Inc. 65 S.W. 2d 391, 1936.

Copyright 1978 by Vaudrene R. Smith Hunt. Written permission granted to the Hood County Genealogical Society for reproduction to its Internet web site.

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