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  • Rangerettes in their traditional garb
    Rangerettes in their traditional garb
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  • Rangerettes during halftime
    Rangerettes during halftime
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  • Kilgore College Rangerettes
    Kilgore College Rangerettes
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    Rangerettes during halftime

    by mrclay2000 Written Nov 27, 2004

    The world-famous Rangerettes (besides their own gym and dormitory) have a nice museum dedicated to their rich history. Admission is by donation only. Banners showcase the group's formation, their evolution and their international and national performances. Those close enough to Kilgore will likely be familiar with the Spring Revels, a dance/theater extravaganza performed by the Rangerettes themselves. The museum has a nice collection of exhibits, artefacts and souvenirs for those interested in a panorama of cheerleading history and the Rangerettes specifically, who have been called perfect ambassadors to Kilgore, Texas, and the United States.

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    First Presbyterian Church, Kilgore

    by mrclay2000 Written Nov 27, 2004

    Most of the campus buildings of Kilgore College are hideous eyesores, usually just rectangular coffins in a soft yellow color. Just a few streets however from the main campus is the First Presbyterian Church. Those with an eye to religious architecture in rural America can appreciate the Gothic pretensions of the facade and false buttresses in tan brick. Above the front portico is a large stained-glass window, one of many throughout the nave. Compared with the subdued, unpretensious buildings in town, the First Presbyterian is a work of art.

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    East Texas Oil Museum

    by mrclay2000 Updated Nov 27, 2004

    Situated on the Kilgore College campus is the East Texas Oil Museum, whose lawn features one of the few remaining (and unworking) oil derricks. The admission is $5, but the exhibits can be as dry as the town's oil patches. For aficionados on the other hand, early oil field engineering and town history cover all the walls and hallways. Photographs are permitted except on the early black and white photographs that cover the entrance wall (to preserve those relics for posterity). Open Tue-Sat 9-4, Sun 2-5. Closed Mondays.

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