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By Bill Kirchner, November 11, 2017
Dawson County Marker
Texas (Dawson County), Lamesa — 1183 — Dawson County
Created February 1, 1858 Recreated August 21, 1876 from Bexar Territory Organized February 13, 1905 Named in honor of Nicholas Mosby Dawson 1808-1842 Who fought at the Battle of San Jacinto and fell at Dawson's . . . — Map (db m110193) HM
Texas (Dawson County), Lamesa — 16680 — Lamesa Farm Workers Community
By the 1920s, Dawson County’s rapidly expanding cotton economy was outgrowing its labor supply. Like other areas of the country, Lamesa began to rely on migrant laborers from Mexico to increase the available pool of seasonal workers. One effort to . . . — Map (db m110195) HM
Texas (Dawson County), Lamesa — 4025 — Pioneer Cemetery
First burial ground in Dawson County. Given by Frank Conner. First grave, Nov. 10, 1904, for Mrs. G. W. Pate, who had suggested cemetery. Plot closed 1907, except for 1949 burial of W. R. Kelly beside his wife. The 22 others here: Montie Andrews, . . . — Map (db m110196) HM
Texas (Dawson County), Lamesa — 4754 — Site of Chicago(¼ mi N.)
W.C. Bishop of Chicago, Ill., and wealthy lumberman George N. Fletcher established the Oto (later Bar To) ranch about 1887 on Fletcher's extensive landholdings in Dawson County. A post office was opened at the ranch headquarters on May 15,1889, and . . . — Map (db m110198) HM

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