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LOS YBANEZ, TEXAS

Dawson County, Texas Panhandle / West Texas

1 Mile off U.S. Highway 87
1 Mile S of Lamesa
Population: 0032 (2000)

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History on a Pinhead

A recent town in Texas history, Los Ybanez only appeared in 1980. The core of the community was built around what was left of a government CCC camp built in the 1930s. The town founder was Israel Ybanez who purchased the property and rehabilitated the buildings as rental properties.

The town incorporated in 1983 and the town’s “business district” consisted of a single beer store – operated by Israel and Mary Ybanez. The 1985 population was given as 300 people – many of them related to the founder. The 1990 census reported just 83 people which has since declined to a mere 32 people.

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Los Ybanez Tx Housing
Los Ybanez
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2015
Photographer's Note:
"This was a very depressing visit. In the heat of the dusty afternoon, there was nothing but dirt streets and dilapidate houses. A few were occupied, but most were in various stages of decay; none well cared for. I only saw people in one house. It was originally a planned government housing project, but time and neglect have taken a toll. There were 30-35 houses. I looked for some kind of central building like chapel or community center. The store looks to be of 1950's vintage." - Barclay Gibson, April 18, 2015
Los Ybanez Tx store
The store
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2015
Los Ybanez Tx store sign

"Free Bible"
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2015

Los Ybanez Tx Main St sign
Main St. sign
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2015
Los Ybanez Tx welcome sign
Welcome to Los Ybanez
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2015
TX - Lamesa Farm Workers             Community Historical Marker
Lamesa Farm Workers Community Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2015

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