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The pages, graphics, and photos contained on this site including the compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement, and assembly) are the property of the Bosque County Historical Commission and are protected by United States and international copyright laws. They may NOT be reproduced in any format for presentation or profit by any other person or organization without the permission of the Bosque County Historical Commission. This includes the display of these pages, images, and photos on other websites.

Some of the information on this website is presented courtesy of the individual contributors whom are given attribution on the associated page and retain their rights under copyright law. Photo images presented on these pages are taken from photographs belonging to the Bosque County Historical Commission. Much of the data contained at this website was taken from publications and work products of The Bosque County Collection and Bosque County Historical Commission involving many, many hours of effort from dedicated volunteers. While it may be possible to develop the data in these publications and work products independently, any unauthorized presentation of the material that is plagiarized or appears to have been obtained directly from these sources may result in civil and criminal penalties. This includes the book Bosque County: Land and People, Bosque County Texas Cemetery Records (Volumes I & II), and the census indexes.

Persons or organizations desiring to use this material for presentation or profit must obtain the written consent of the Bosque County Historical Commission.

Request To Duplicate Copyrighted Material For Publication Or Other Commercial Use

Patrons are responsible for adhering to copyright restrictions in accordance with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code), which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, the Bosque County Collection is authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of the specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order, if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order should involve violation of the copyright law.

Written permission to publish or display reproductions of materials held by The Bosque County Collection must be secured from The Bosque County Collection as owner of the physical property. You will be required to sign the Request for Permission to Publish or Use Reproductions of Materials agreement before a copy can be made for you. Additionally, a complimentary copy of the final publication (in any medium) using reproductions of The Bosque County Collection materials must be donated to The Bosque County Collection.

Background Information: When the use is commercial, the Collection requires that the Requestor obtain permission from the copyright owner. If the Requestor undertakes and documents a reasonable inquiry and cannot locate a rights holder from whom permission could be obtained, and if the Requestor requesting the copy is willing to indemnify the County against any claim that the Collection’s act of providing a copy were an infringement of a third party’s rights, the Collection may reasonably conclude that it should provide the copy.

Reasonable inquiry: A reasonable inquiry by the Requestor who is requesting the copy should include those of the following steps that are relevant.

1. First ascertain whether the work might be in public domain.

2. Contact the author or the publisher, if known, by letter, telephone or e-mail.

3. Sometimes the apparent copyright owner is no longer the copyright owner. Contact the U.S. Copyright Office for information. The Copyright Office now provides online information at and performs professional searches for a fee.

4. If the author, creator or publisher of the materials is not obvious, such as may be the case for historical photographs, architectural drawings, personal papers or other archival materials, the task may be more difficult. Try the following:

● Check with staff of the library owning the material for information about who owns copyright in the work and how to contact the owner. For example, the library that owns the materials may own the copyright or have information about whom to contact to ask permission to publish the work or excerpts from it.

● Check the WATCH File [], a database that contains primarily the names and addresses of copyright holders or contact persons for English-language authors whose papers are housed in whole or in part in libraries in North America and the United Kingdom.

● Check with the library or other source for an alternative work that is either in the public domain or for which copyright ownership can be more easily determined. A reasonable inquiry that results in no identifiable or reachable copyright owner, coupled with a signed indemnification form from the Requestor, may provide sufficient reassurance that our providing a copy is a fair use, that our actions will not likely harm an unknown rights holder and that, the Requestor will bear the risk of such harm, however remote it may be.


The Supreme Court of Texas has recognized that living persons enjoy a common-law right to privacy. This right prevents the public disclosure of information that (1) contains highly intimate or embarrassing facts about a person’s private affairs, such that its release would be highly objectionable to a reasonable person and (2) is of no legitimate concern to the public. Documents containing information falling into these categories may be restricted by such law from publication. A request to publish the names or other identifying information about individuals from documents created within the last 75 years which would violate the common-law right to privacy defined above will be denied.