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- Main Title American Legion Post 818 and Lymas Langley, Jr.
- Content Description: Photograph of commander Lymas Langley Jr. burning the note for Legion Hall Post 818. American Legion Post 818 was named for an African-American man, Charles Major Lytle, who was killed while in defense of his country in World War II. The late Judge James R. Dougherty, prominent Beeville attorney, oil producer and philanthropist, donated several lots on which to build a Legion Post Hall. He also donated some money to help pay for the construction work. The post was completed in 1952 on West Hefferman St. The members sold barbecue dinners and paid out the indebtedness. The post was organized in 1946 with sixteen charter members. Lymas Langley Jr. as the first commander. Son of noted cowboy, Lymas Langley, Sr., Lymas Langley, Jr. was also a charter member of the Board of Community Council in 1965. He, along with George Hodges and Willie Walker, were in charge of the 1925 "Juneteenth" celebration, and he operated a restaurant on West Corpus Christi St. After Langley died in 1971, Camp Ezell, in his book The Historical Story of Beeville, Texas noted that Lymas Langley, Jr. was the most effective peacemaker of Bee County and the seeds of wisdom, understanding and kindness he instilled in whites, blacks, and people with Spanish surnames will live indefinitely.
- Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
- Named Person: Langley, Lymas, Jr.
- Keyword: Charles Major Lytle Legion Hall Post 818
- University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: People - Ethnic Groups - African Americans
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- Place Name: United States - Texas - Bee County - Beeville
Name: Rescuing Texas History, 2009Code: SG09
Name: Bee County Historical CommissionCode: BEHC
- Accession or Local Control No: BEHC_b001-122
- Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth78803
- Digital Preservation: creationAppName: Adobe Photoshop creationAppVersion: CS creationHardware: Epson Perfection V700 Photo