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Daniel, J. Shirley

Daniel, J. Shirley

Daniel, J. Shirley

Date: Friday, February 15, 1985

Interview 48a : Entrepreneur J. Shirley Daniel came to Diboll in 1937 to open the town's first movie theater. Throughout his association with Diboll, he owned two different theaters, ran the Antler's Hotel, and worked as a pulpwood contractor. His first theater came to be known as "The Tonk" and the second theater was The Timberland Theater.