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Newspaper copy courtesy Waverly Lewis

A story from The Bandera New Era
Dec. 19, 1929
Newspaper copy courtesy Waverly Lewis

In 1929, folks in Medina didn't have to travel to the big city to do their shopping or see a great movie. The WO Hatfield Store provided everything from groceries to hardware to feed.
The Medina Theater offered the latest films from Hollywood.
Another ad in the paper touted the services of BF Langford & Son at the Medina Funeral Parlor "carry in stock a general line of coffins, caskets and undertaker's supplies. Hearse service. Medina Branch in charge of Dr. Jos. Greer."
According to the Dec. 19 New Era, "The Wagon Master" was Ken "Maynard's first picture under his new long term contract with Universal Studios.... [the movie] is replete with thrills. With the aid of his famous horse, Tarzan, Maynard performs riding stunts of the daring brand that have placed him in the forefront of the ranks of Western stars."
Note that the ad also informs customers that there will be a newsreel and comedy.