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DINERO, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Live Oak County, South Texas
Farm Road 534, 3 miles West of I-37
SE of George West

Population 35 (estimate 2000)

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Dinero Texas ruin
Dinero ruin
TE Photo, 2006

History in a Pecan Shell
Timeline of significant events in Dinero's History:

1846: First called Barlow's Ferry after ferry operator E. Barlow
1858: Dinero's first school is opned.
1872: Name is changed to Dinero (Spanish for "money"). Legends of lost Spanish silver mines may have suggested the name, but others say it comes from the rich resources of the county.
1885: The population is twenty and the town receives a post office.
1892: Population reaches 70.
1914: The population, now numbering thirty, moves one mile west to the rails of San Antonio, Uvalde and Gulf Railroad.
1920s: Oil and gas discoveries prove disappointing and hopes of a boomtown are dashed.
1943: Dinero's population stands at fifty.
1949: Dinero's segregated schools are merged with schools in George West.
Texas Flag  flying over Dinero, Texas
A brand-new Texas flag flies over Dinero's sole business
TE Photo, 2006
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