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Named for settler William Mingus, who arrived in the
1850s, the town was born with the arrival of the Texas and Pacific Railroad in
1881. Mingus has remained quiet with no disasters or noteworthy events to report.
The town hit its zenith from 1920 - 1930 with an estimated population
of 1,100. By the end of the Great Depression there were less than 600 people left.
post office has managed to stay open and according to the 2003 state map, it still
serves a population of 246.
Billy B. Smith
"The sixteen-mile delightful detour [through Gordon,
Mingus and Strawn] reminds me that there once was
another America, a wistful place full of pleasant and pensive scenery..."
current Mingus. Post Office. |
Photo courtesy Barclay
Gibson, April, 2006