Museum the New Llano Colony



Dorothy Loutrel

Birth: She was born October 6, 1926 in the New Llano Colony.  

Description:  

Pre-Colony History:  

Family Information: Daughter of Homer and Anna (Gregson) Loutrel.

Sister of Ruth, Sarah Helen and Judith Loutrel.  

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Other Info: In June 1934, a group of 2nd-4th grade children were taken to the Sabine River for a picnic by their teacher, Mrs. Lentz and Lloyd Potter in his Pontiac, into which the group of eleven all managed to fit. At the river, they went fishing and Lloyd rowed them across the river so each could get a handful of Texas soil to take back to Louisiana with them. They mixed the dirt with Louisiana soil for co-operation and brotherhood. They watched when a car honked its horn for the ferryman at Burr's Ferry and was taken across to Texas. For supper, they built a fire and had biscuits and eggs with strawberry jam. The group included: Dorothy, Frances Peecher, Charlotte Hewitt, Ione Quipp, Lenin Tabb, Robert Peecher, Noel Lentz, Ernest Joynes, William Yost, Mrs. Lentz and Lloyd Potter.  

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Sources: Family Source: Linda Arthurs; "Llano Colonist": April 22, 1933, June 2, 1934; US Census: 1930  

Photo: Dorothy Loutrel as the Statue of Liberty