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LA TUNA, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
El Paso County, West Texas
Now included as part of Anthony

NW of El Paso

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El Paso  County La Tuna TX info
El Paso  County La Tuna TX  1965 Postmark
Cover cancelled with 1965 La Tuna postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection

History in a Pecan Shell

No trace of the former community is left.

As shown on this early map, La Tuna was once a stand-alone community. It is now included in the population of “Greater” Anthony
.

The community history is hard to come by, but the name La Tuna is more closely associated with the Federal Prison here. Opened in 1932, it was built to house prisoners from all over the Southwestern U.S. A minimum-security prison “camp “was added in the late 1970s.

The prison, being a Federal facility also functioned as a post office as illustrated in the rare postal cover (above) from the John Germann Collection.
El Paso County TX 1930s Highway Map
El Paso County 1930s Highway Map showing La Tuna
(NW corner. On New Mexico State Line)

Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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