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    MESQUITE, TEXAS

    Texas Ghost Town
    Borden County, Panhandle / West Texas
    FM 1054
    7 miles S of the Lynn County Line
    16 miles NW of Gail
    55 miles N of Big Spring

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    The old schoolhouse at Mesquite
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    Texas' "other" Mesquite hasn't been overburdened with mistaken identity for the Mesquite in Dallas County. The school pictured above came into being circa 1905 and closed in 1952.

    The Handbook of Texas makes a rather broad understatement when it states that "Mesquite is located in a relatively isolated area apart from major highways." It may come as a surprise to many people that Borden County has a second city.

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    Subject: Mesquite School
    Dear TE, In your information about Mesquite, the school didn't close until 1952. My home place is across the road from the school and I went to school there through 1952 when they closed all the little schools in Borden County and we all went to school in Gail. The last teachers there were Mr. and Mrs. Bass. Can't remember his first name, but their sons names were George and Roger. I have many fond memories of good times there. Some of the kids that went to school there, still live in the community. Thanks very much. - Nancy Telchik Edwards, Mesquite, Texas (Borden County), June 19, 2009

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