The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 29, July 1925 - April, 1926 Page: 65
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The City of Kent 65
years old but worn out with the hardships that she had suffered.
Both the Mackenzie daughters are dead, Claire, who married Sir
Duncan A. Johnston, and the younger, Isabella. The elder son,
Colin, lives in Sidney, Australia, and the younger, Alistair, who
returned to America, ranched for a time in Wyoming and is now
living in Chicago. HIe was born, however, just before his parents
returned for a second time to America in 1862, and was still a
small child when they died. What he knows of the colony is vague,
remembered from stories told him by his uncle, Reginald Pidcocke.
Some day the stories of all the lost Utopias may be collected as
in an urn. Some of the Texas ones survived not as Utopias but
as hardy parts of a hardy state. Such is the Norwegian colony
up in the hills of Bosque County around Norse and Clifton. The
French, the Irish, the German, and probably other nations have
sent out colonists to the state of Texas. But there is no Utopia
more pathetic in its failure, no effort more futile than that of tne
English colonists, who founded "The City of Kent."
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