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Life in Dawson County Texas 1850 - 1950
Majestic Theater in Lamesa Texas in 1949

Majestic Theater in Lamesa Texas in 1949

The Majestic Theater, a former movie house in Lamesa, had been around since the 1920's. A Lamesa Tornado yearbook from 1925 had an ad for The Majestic. This photo is from at least 1949. "Bomba, The Jungle Boy", on the marquee, came out in '49. The Vogue Dress Shop took the place of the theater, either in the late 50's or early 60's. I remember going to the movies here in 50's. I remember the "Serials" on Saturday mornings, which was a short film with a cliffhanger to be resumed the next Saturday. I believe cokes & candy were 10 cents. The stop lights hung in the middle of the intersection. The streets were paved with brick. At one time Lamesa had 3 downtown movie theaters-The Tower, The Palace & The Majestic. Barry Corbin, the famous actor, grew up in Lamesa and he talks about going to The Majestic in his youth. The Mesa Restaurant was east of the theater, and it later became The Green Hut Cafe.

 . . . photo and historical content courtesy Jerry Cotten

Resources:

West Texas History & Memories

Early Life in Texas County by County

Books about Texas People and Places

Amazing People from Texas County by County

Texas History in the 19th Century (Amazon)

Texas History by Category and Event

Books about Dawson County People and Places

Books about Dawson County People and PlacesBooks about Lamesa,  Hancock, O'Donnell and Welch

Dawson County Estates with Unclaimed Money

Dawson County Unclaimed Estates

These Deceased Residents of Dawson County left a total $63,780 in Unclaimed Money for their heirs. Please share this with your family and friends from Lamesa, Ackerly and Welch Texas to let them know how to claim their inheritance from the Texas Comptroller's Office . . .  See the list

Dawson County Treasures

Rare Artifacts, Memorabilia, Ancestry and History Records from Lamesa, Arvana, Hancock, O'Donnell and Welch, Texas. See Dawson County Treasures (eBay)
 

What's your Favorite Book about a Texas County, Town, Person or Place? Here's our best reads list County by County

 

Mysterious TexasTrue Stories of Amazing People and Places in Texcas
 Loneliest, Least Populated Counties in Texas
Texas Cowboy HistoryBooks about Texas People County by County

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