Dinero

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Dinero is an unincorporated community in Live Oak County. It was first named Barlow’s Ferry, after E. Barlow who ran ferries for the area ranchers in 1846. In 1872, the name was changed to Dinero, which means “money” in Spanish, as there were rumors about a silver mine hidden by the Indians nearby and the Mexican treasure hunters favored the area. Perhaps, the name reflects the area’s profitable sources, which over the years included oil and gas wells, cotton, and dairy farms. In 1885, the town was rewarded a post office and the population rose from then. Former State Senator Cyndi Taylor Krier spent part of her teenage years in Dinero, where her grandparents were the postmasters, long before its closing.

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