Site of The Dawson Saloon

Site of The Dawson Saloon (HM1M2W)

Location: Odessa, TX 79761 Ector County
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N 31° 50.714', W 102° 22.103'

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(of the 1890's)

Frontier business of S.T. (Tol) and E.F. (Lish) Dawson, brothers. Lish Dawson, 1891-92 Sheriff of Ector County, had a barber chair in the Saloon, and helped tend bar. Liquor was in 40-gallon barrels. Ice for drinks was hauled from Great Lakes by Texas & Pacific Railroad.

To avoid township restriction on liquor sales, Dawson moved saloon to the street; Tol was brought to trial for this.

"White Ribboners"—Clubwomen—opposed saloons. In the face of their strong opposition, Lish Dawson lost his office, and the business was closed.
HM NumberHM1M2W
Marker Number4894
Year Placed1967
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 at 2:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 749025 N 3526299
Decimal Degrees31.84523333, -102.36838333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 50.714', W 102° 22.103'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 50' 42.84" N, 102° 22' 6.18" W
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Area Code(s)432
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 147-199 I-20BUS, Odessa TX 79761, US
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