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Former-performer shares memories of Bowie Auditorium

© Former-dancer shares story of Bowie Auditorium. © Former-dancer shares story of Bowie Auditorium.
© The Bowie Auditorium was built in 1928 and demolished 90 years later. © The Bowie Auditorium was built in 1928 and demolished 90 years later.
© Bowie Auditorium was demolished in 2018 which is 90 years after it was built. © Bowie Auditorium was demolished in 2018 which is 90 years after it was built.
BOWIE,TX(RNN Texoma) -

A piece of Montague County history is now rubble but a resident told Newschannel 6, on Saturday, her memories of the historic Bowie Auditorium still remain.

"The thing I can remember the most is I'd get up there on that stage," Milta Carter who grew up performing in the city and performing under the spotlight of the famed Bowie Auditorium said. "I'm not sure I did the dances [the instructors] taught me but I did the dances. They said I did well so, I guess I did okay."

She said it was something she kind of enjoyed. 

"I think I was just glad to get off the stage and get out [sight] from the people," Carter said.

It was built in 1928 and it has been 20 years since it was last repaired.

"It was sad to see it go," Carter said. "It needed so much work that it was going to be way beyond the cost to try to redo it."

As heartbroken as she said she is to see it go, she said she is just as excited to see what is to come.

"Hopefully, it will improve our town a little bit," Carter said.

She said she will always have a piece of the auditorium with her, literally.

"I'm getting two bricks from the building," Carter said. "I already know that for sure."

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