For Years Texans Ranched in Lobo. Now it’s Boarded up and Owned by Germans

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An irrigation well in the Lobo Flats pumps water. The area was rife with agriculture. But by the 1960s, a state board estimated the water table under the land had fallen at least 70 feet.

SOURCE: Photograph courtesy of Archives of the Big Bend, “Van Horn Irrigated Farms, Inc. Collection”, Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library, Sul Ross State University, Alpine Texas.

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