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Sabine Pass in Jefferson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Melvin Gillette

6/4/38 - 1/17/03

 
 
Melvin Gillette Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 7, 2020
1. Melvin Gillette Marker
Inscription.  

Melvin was a past President and the Secretary/Treasurer of the Dick Dowling Lions Club of Sabine Pass, Texas. He led the club with tireless enthusiasm, dedication and vision. As a retired Coast Guardsman, he had a keen interest in the two lighthouses in the Sabine Pass area, one being the 18 Mile Light offshore in the Gulf. Melvin was influential in securing the placement of said lighthouse here in the park. He was instrumental in continuing the improvement and upkeep of this park. He was a community leader whose selfless devotion to his club, his community and his family is a continuing inspiration.
 
Erected 2016.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations.
 
Location. 29° 44.088′ N, 93° 53.632′ W. Marker is in Sabine Pass, Texas, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Broadway Street, on the right when traveling south. The marker is on the grounds of the Sabine Pass Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sabine Pass TX 77655, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Melvin Gillette Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 7, 2020
2. Melvin Gillette Marker
. Sabine Bank Lighthouse (here, next to this marker); 1886 Hurricane at Sabine Pass (here, next to this marker); Spaight's 11th Battalion (a few steps from this marker); City of Sabine and Sabine Pass (a few steps from this marker); Fort Sabine (a few steps from this marker); Sabine Pass World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Sabine Pass Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Dick Dowling (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sabine Pass.
 
Sabine Pass Light and Melvin Gillette Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 7, 2020
3. Sabine Pass Light and Melvin Gillette Marker
Sabine Pass Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 7, 2020
4. Sabine Pass Memorial Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 2, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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