Main Street, Shafter, Texas 1930s

main st in shafter, tx

wow. i live here in shafter and all these buildings are now in ruins. nice to see a shot where they are in reasonable shape.

Are you my old friend from Presidio. Married to Randy?

I worked for Presidio ISD from 1991-1993 in Candelaria.

how big is shafter? and why

how big is shafter? and why is it called the ghost town?


Shafter is not very big with only about 10 families living there now. It was a booming Silver Mine town back in the 20's & 30's but was closed in the early 1940's. The Catholic Church only holds services once a month. There are no businesses there now. No infrastructure. It located about 44 miles south of Marfa, TX, and 28 miles north of Presidio, TX.

Shafter, tx

Nice picture, My grandfather(Jorge Sanchez) was born there. I also have a couple of relatives that lived and are buried there. sure would like to find out more about the people that lived there.

My father family was born

My father family was born and raise there too. Sloan family


My Great Grandparent, Grandparents, Father and Uncles lived there until the early 1940's. They ran the Howell Package Store.


You might Google "Shoot Out At Shafter." It will give you a bit of information on the town.

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