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PANDORA, TEXAS

Wilson County, South Texas
Highway 87 and Farm Road 1107
20 miles NE of Floresville
46 miles SE of San Antonio
42 miles SE of New Braunfels
4 miles W of Nixon

Population est.125 (2000)

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Pandora TX - Bank  of Pandora entrance tile work
"Bank of Pandora" - Former Post Office tile work
Photo courtesy Jane Garza, 2010
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History in a Pecan Shell

Little, if anything, is known of Pandora's early years or how it got its slightly uncomfortable name. Those familiar with Greek mythology, will remember that she was the first woman on earth - created by order of Zeus. She was given a jar (or box) which she was told not to open for any reason. But curiosity got the better of her and when she removed the lid, evil escaped and things have never been the same since. Looking at the town of Pandora today it appears that the lid has been removed, but it should be remembered that one thing remained in Pandora's box - and that was hope.

In the 1890s, Pandora became a stop on the San Antonio and Gulf Railroad. A store opened in 1900 and by 1906 the town had a post office. In 1914 Pandora was thriving with three stores, two blacksmiths, a gin, druggist, butcher and a population of 100. The population doubled by 1947 but since then the town has declined to its present condition. The post office has closed in recent years.
Pandora Texas former post office
Former Pandora Post Office today
2010 photo courtesy Jane Garza
Pandora Texas post office
The former post office with sign intact
TE Photo 2-06
Pandora Texas post office
Sign on the former post office building
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Pandora Texas sunset
Looking west toward Pandora at sunset
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