To the Folks in Mason County: During the two years we planned Historic Fort Stockton’s big 2009 sesquicentennial event, we went to Mason and stayed overnight in May 2008 to witness the sesquicentennial events there. It was great and worth the trip. Later I had the pleasure of meeting Tommy and Brenda Koepke of your wonderful town. I have since visited them at their home and also at numerous forts at which they participate as living historians, spreading the word about Old Fort Mason. I’m so proud to know them and count them as friends, and I’m sure Mason County is proud of the historic preservation efforts they have made in your community.