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2 Tidehaven High School Mrs. Anderson El Maton, TX Matagorda County Graci Huddleston

3 First organized to be the Hurd Land Company on May 25, 1908 Was bought to become the 3rd northern cattle company, joining the: Ace of Clubs Ranch and Slough Ranch ORIGINS The Collegeport public library

4 Missouri Pacific rail line station that put Collgegport on the map EARLY BEGINNINGS Collgeport post office that opened in 1909

5 By 1912 the population grew to 496 It had a business men’s league of 90 members A woman’s club of 86 members Just a few of the pioneer families include the: Bachelder, Corporon, Franzen, and Merck THE PEOPLE OF EARLY COLLEGEPORT First Federated Church of Collegeport

6 Grand opening on May 25, 1909 Many pioneers spent their first nights in the hotel Luxurious hotel that would accommodate 100 guests The average daily rate was $2 HOTEL COLLEGEPORT View from the east side

7 49 boys and girls were enrolled when the college opened on September 21, 1907 The students could work in self help departments that included: The university farm The citrus and fig farm The laundry GULF COAST UNIVERSITY OF INDUSTRIAL ARTS

8 Many students did the laundry for the hotel and some townspeople They also sold 100 loaves of bread daily The girls took voice and piano lessons Dinner consisted of steak, potatoes, rice, and a roll THE STUDENTS CONT. Official brand of figs that the students grew

9 The first newspaper of Collegeport Regulated from JJ Rodebaugh as publisher After the Collegeport Chronicle stopped regulating JJ Rodebaugh started another newspaper called the Collegeport New Era THE COLLEGEPORT CHRONICLE Pioneer dedication that was placed there in 2007

10 MAY 25, 1908 COLLEGEPORT FOUNDED SIGNIFICANT DATES IN COLLEGEPORT HISTORY GULF COAST UNIVERSITY OF INDUSTRIAL ARTS INDUSTRIAL LEAGUE GRAND OPENING OF COLLEGEPORT MAY 25, 1909 POST OFFICE FIRST CHURCH - FEDERATED CEMETERY - CA 1909 GRACE CHAPEL OF ST. MARY'S MISSION (EPISCOPAL) MISSOURI- PACIFIC RAIL SERVICE PUBLIC LIBRARY BAY VIEW PUBLIC SCHOOL 1912 FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MOPAC HOUSE FOUNDATION MOPAC HOUSE OPENED - MAY 4, 1935 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH COLLEGEPORT AREA VFD May Collegeport celebrates 100 th birthday

11 Photos credited by Dennis McDonald Photos credited by Texas Escapes Photos credited by G. W. Franzen Music credited by Photos and information credited by the Matagorda County Advocate Photos and information credited by Dorothy Franzen CREDITS

12 e/articles/hrc79 go/collegeport.htm astTowns/CollegeportTexas/CollegeportTx. htm CITED


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