On Monday, September, 26, 2022, printing began at LithoPress in San Antonio! Paula and her husband, Jim (photographer), signed off on the first pages:
Enjoy these photos from the June 19, 2021 dedication of the 711 Ranch Texas Historical Marker, courtesy of JT Thomas of JT Photographics:
Portrait of L. A. Nordan (1896 – 1969), 711 Ranch owner, and poster for upcoming book, “The Heritage Lands of the 711 Ranch”
Many attendees, representing settlers, ranch employees, Nordan descendants and neighbors
The Peninsula POA provided a location for the marker and tremendous support for the dedication event
Volunteer hostesses of The Peninsula POA Social Committee
Teresa Johnson, vice-chair of the Comal County Historical Commission, was the Master of Ceremonies for the event
Mike Haas of New Braunfels represented the Haas descendants, along with his cousin, Hermann. Shown here with Paula Rieker. The large Haas Ranch is the area known today as the portion of Mystic Shores north of FM 306.
Pepe Gutierrez (seated) left the King Ranch in 1960 to work at the 711 Ranch. He and his wife, Elva, raised their children on the ranch. He worked with the Santa Gertrudis show cattle here for 40 years until the ranch lands were sold. His extended family gathered for the special dedication event. Standing left of Pepe is his son, Adolfo (red shirt); daughter, Rosie; and grandson, Chris.
Nordan descendants gather with 711 Ranch employee, Pepe Gutierrez. From left: Philip Nordan Hudson III, Ellen Hudson, Pepe, Philip Nordan Hudson Jr. and Frances Grace Nordan Hudson. Philip Jr. is a great grandson of L. A. and Pearl Nordan; Philip III and Frances Grace are great, great grandchildren.