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Murals keep Lamesa’s history on display

Not every small town in Texas has murals. The ones that do have them usually reflect the town’s history, its industry or its agriculture.Lamesa is no different except that instead of walls on buildings featuring historical figures, locomotives, automobiles and longhorns, here they top the entrances into the Dawson County Courthouse on the square.There are three murals gracing the courthouse building above its entrances.They were all done by a Dawson County Jail inmate while incarcerated for violating his parole on an armed robbery conviction.Harry Hamlin, who was born and raised in Lamesa, was serving his time in county jail when ...

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Lamesa Press-Reporter

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Lamesa, TX 79331