Burton history and Annie Maud Avis
In our opinions, the best source of information on Burton history includes the two volumes of the "History of Burton" written by Annie Maud Avis. Annie Maud (and her family) worked many years to research and print both books and to this day, they are still the best overall sources for images and information on Burton community history.
I know personally, that I reference it so many times throughout the month for both research for the heritage society and in working with visitors at the museum. For many years, you were only able to purchase Volume II but we are thrilled to share that thanks to the hard work of Tommy and Gladys Avis, Volume I has been reprinted and that you can now purchase a copy of that as well. For more information and to buy either (or both), please contact Tommy Avis directly at 979-203-0340. Volume I sells for $60 and Volume II $45---or $100 for both. Please note that if shipping is required, that is not included in the above prices.
So please consider adding this wonderful source of Burton history to your personal collection and joining us in the efforts to research and document more of our great history!