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Pilkington Slough Ranch

Collegeport, Texas


Historical Marker Dedication
June 6, 2009

Pilkington Slough Ranch Marker Narrative

Ranch Pictures




  Welcome                                                        Ona Lea Pierce

                                                            MCHC Chairman


  Invocation                                                    Rev. Andy Blair


  Pledges of Allegiance                               Ona Lea Pierce


    To the United States Flag


       I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States

 of America and to the Republic for which it stands,

 one nation under God, indivisible,  with liberty

 and justice for all.

                                                                         ~Francis Bellamy

    To the Texas Flag


       Honor the Texas Flag; I pledge allegiance to thee,

       Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible.

                            ~Amended by Act of the 80th Legislature of Texas


  Welcome from Matagorda County          James Gibson

                                               Matagorda County Commissioner, Pct. 3


  Recognition of Special Guests               Ona Lea Pierce


   Marker Program                                                  Zia Miller

                                                                       MCHC Marker Committee Chairman


  Dedicatory Address                                     G. W. Franzen


  Unveiling the Marker              
                                      Pierce and Huitt Family Members

  Reading of Marker Text                     Stephanie Franzen

  Floral Tribute                                         Savannah Franzen


  Benediction                                                 Rev. Andy Blair



Please join us for lunch at the ranch house.  Feel free to browse and visit while final preparations are made. Special thanks the Matagorda County Historical Commission and to all whose contributions brought about this dedication.



Welcome and Introductions


Commissioner's Welcome

Marker Program

Dedicatory Address

Unveiling of the Marker

Marker Text

Reading the Marker Text

Floral Tribute

Program Participants

Franzen Family

Pierce and Huitt Family Representatives

Slone Family Representative

Slone Cousins Who Lived at the Ranch


Preparing the Noon Meal in the Ranch Kitchen

Serving Lunch

Enjoying Lunch


Copyright 2009 - Present by Carol Sue Gibbs
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