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Friona in Parmer County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Friona's First Barbershop

 
 
Friona's First Barbershop Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen Lowrey, June 13, 2020
1. Friona's First Barbershop Marker
Inscription.  Friona was established in 1906 and by 1926, various businesses were established. Jack Anderson began his barber career at the XIT ranch in 1903. He settled in Friona where he opened the town's first barbershop in 1926 and cut hair for generations. In 1951, a young Lee Gibson went to work for Mr. Anderson as a shoeshiner and general caretaker. After graduating barber school, Gibson began working at Jack's in 1963 as a barber. They worked together until Mr. Anderson's death in 1969. Mr. Gibson bought the shop that same year and ran the business for several decades, The barbershop remains one of the few structurally-unchanged historic buildings from early days of Friona's history.
Marker is property of the State of Texas

 
Erected 2016 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18407.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 34° 38.174′ N, 102° 43.102′ W. Marker is in Friona, Texas, in Parmer County. Marker is on Main
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Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 520 Main Street, Friona TX 79035, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Friona (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of First Church in City of Friona (about 700 feet away); City of Friona (about 800 feet away); Friona Schools (approx. 0.2 miles away); Friona Women's Clubs (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Parmerton (approx. 6.1 miles away); Black Community (approx. 7˝ miles away); Bovina (approx. 12˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Friona.
 
Friona's First Barbershop Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen Lowrey, June 13, 2020
2. Friona's First Barbershop Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2020, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 14, 2020, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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