In 1949, L. A. and Pearl Nordan established their 711 Ranch in Comal County along both side of the Guadalupe River, about 18 miles northwest of New Braunfels.
This Texas Historical Marker is located at the entry of The Peninsula at Mystic Shores, on Mystic Parkway near Overview Place in Spring Branch, Texas, 78070.
Click here to read narrative by author Paula Rieker for the 2019 Texas Historical Marker for the 711 Ranch.
On June 17, 2021, the Comal County Commissioners’ Court issued a proclamation recognizing the 711 Ranch with a Texas Historical Commission Subject Marker. For event highlights, CLICK HERE and scroll to their June 17th Facebook posting.
Cindy Coers, chair of the Comal County Historical Association (CCHC), speaks after the proclamation is presented to Paula Rieker by Commissioner Crownover. Standing are members of the CCHC, Paula Rieker and the Comal County Commissioners’ Court.
The June 18th edition of the “New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung” announced the dedication event for the historic 711 Ranch:
On June 19, 2021, about 150 attendees gathered at the 711 Ranch Historical Marker dedication, sponsored by the Comal County Historical Commission.
SEE VIDEO BELOW of Paula’s historical overview from the dedication event, courtesy of J.T. Thomas, JT Photographics
Attendees at the June 19 dedication event included:
– County Judge Sherman Krause;
– County Commissioner Jen Crownover,;
– members of the Comal County Historical Commission;
– families of early settlers Haas, Bremer, Engel and Kaderli families;
– former ranch employee families Pepe Gutierrez, Billie Martinez and Harold Stokes; and
– great and great,great grandchildren of L. A. and Pearl Nordan.
Many thanks to the donors that funded the 711 Ranch marker.
Thanks to The Peninsula POA Social Committee and to the Weldons, reception hosts, for their hospitality.
Thanks to J.T. Thomas for his expert photography (see Gallery for pictures.)