John Avery Lomax Literary Landmark Dedication Ceremony - John A. Lomax Amphitheater in Meridian Texas
Saturday, October 9, 2021 - Director and Librarian Gloria Meraz attends the Literary Landmark Dedication Ceremony
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As a teen living in Meridian, Lomax enjoyed the cowboy songs and frontier ballads sung by the cowboys working on the nearby Chisholm Trail. From these early experiences his life’s work of capturing the lyrics and music of American folklore began. The City of Meridian proudly claims Lomax and dedicated the John A. Lomax Amphitheater located at 305 W. Morgan Street in the center of Meridian, adjacent to Meridian Park. The amphitheater keeps a full calendar of events and draws people from the community and beyond. Just blocks away, the Meridian Public Library proudly holds a collection of John A. Lomax writings and music and takes great care in preserving these materials.