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Texas 29 - Buchanan Dam to Mason

Created and last updated April 17, 2001

This section of Texas 29 traverses the western Texas Hill Country between Lake Buchanan Dam and Mason, TX. Wildflowers were in full bloom when I took these photos on April 15, 2001.

Texas 29
(click for medium resolution 134k) This view was taken near Castell, about halfway between Llano and Mason.

Texas 29
(click for medium resolution 140k, high resolution 415k) This view shows heavy wildflower concentrations along the roadway. The blue flowers are bluebonnets, the red flowers are Indian paintbrush.

Texas 29
(click for medium resolution 125k, high resolution 400k) This section of roadway has Indian paintbrush growth.

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(click for medium resolution 82k, high resolution 305k) This is a typical view along Texas 29 between Mason and Llano.

Texas 29
(click for medium resolution 125k, high resolution 423k) This view shows a lush pasture along Texas 29 with patches of Indian paintbrush.

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(click for medium resolution 135k) This is the crossing of the Llano River just south of Texas 29 on FM 2768, about halfway between Llano and Mason.
 


This region was originally settled by German immigrants in the middle of the 19th century.

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(click for medium resolution 132k) This is the crossing of the Inks Lake (Colorado River) just south of Buchanan Dam. 
 

The plaque shows that the bridge was constructed in 1937.
 
Texas 29
(click for medium resolution 93k, high resolution 246k) This view shows the new bridge under construction.

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(click for medium resolution 102k) This is the view of Buchanan Dam from Texas 29. Buchanan Dam was built during the depression and impounds Lake Buchanan.

 
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