Details for Site of The Dawson Saloon (Atlas Number 5135004894)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5135004894


Marker Number 4894
Atlas Number 5135004894
Marker Title Site of The Dawson Saloon
Index Entry Dawson Saloon, Site of
Address 125 West 2nd St.
City Odessa
County Ector
UTM Zone 13
UTM Easting 749039
UTM Northing 3526258
Subject Codes women, women's history topics; saloons
Marker Year 1967
Marker Location 125 West 2nd St. (also US Hwy. 80), Odessa (in front of Bldg. facing North)
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text 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 Lish Dawson lost his office, and the business was closed.