Lubbock in Lubbock County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Migrant Labor Camps of Lubbock County
In the city, a barrio called “Mexican Town” or the “Chihuahua District” developed in this locale. Standard homes were tents or simple structures, and the neighborhood was poverty-ridden and overcrowded. The Great Depression worsened living conditions for most residents but especially for the working poor. Mexican migrants and Hispanic citizens also faced segregated facilities including schools, theaters and restaurants. In 1948 the city council paid for a corrugated metal building
Erected 2008 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15653.)
Location. 33° 35.828′ N, 101° 50.688′ W. Marker is in Lubbock, Texas, in Lubbock County. Marker is on 1st Place west of Buddy Holly Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lubbock TX 79401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Yellowhouse Canyon (approx. 0.6 miles away); Prairie Dog Town (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Tribute to Cotton (approx. 0.8 miles away); Colonel T. S. Lubbock / Texas in the Civil War (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mackenzie Scout Trail (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Methodist Church of Lubbock (approx. 0.9 miles away); Carlock Building (approx. 0.9 miles away); Forks of the Brazos (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lubbock.
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 31, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 31, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.