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


Cotton production became so promising in the Lobo Flats that in 1951 a company built the area’s first cotton gin to handle the area’s cotton boom.

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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