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


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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