"Keeweechic's Mesquite" Mesquite by keeweechic

Mesquite Travel Guide: 62 reviews and 127 photos

(Pronounced Miss Keet )

Mesquite is a city in Dallas county which was established in 1873 when the Texas and Pacific Railway acquired the land, built a depot and offered lots for sale. No one is sure but it is believed that the name Mesquite was taken from an abundant amount of mesquite trees in the area. The town began with a saloon, blacksmith shop, confectionary store, the post office and depot and four homes. In 1887 an election was held which resulted in Mesquite being only the second community to incorporate outside of Dallas proper. As news got around of this new official town, people slowly started to move into the area and new business sprung up. The city was then developed as a residential and industrial centre with many of its residents being employed in Dallas. After 1950 the city started to rapidly expand and is now the twenty-fifth fastest growing city in the United States with a population now of over 150,000, a vast difference from 1950 when residents totaled 1,684. There is something like 65 churches in the area.

Tourist attractions include a (seasonal) weekend rodeo and an annual balloon festival. There are many parks and recreation activities as well as the Devil’s Bowl Speedway. There is also first class medical care and hospitals in the area and new schools, housing subdivisions and industry are quickly usurping farmland for development.

Photos which are taken by myself and all headings are copyright and digitally marked. Please do not use them without permission. Thanks.(c) keeweechic 2001-2008 (copyright)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Sprawling and slowly becoming interesting
  • Cons:No Public Transport
  • Intro Updated Jan 27, 2008
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  • Toyin's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2005 at 8:28 AM

    Lovely pictures,..once again an excellent page of Mesquite. Cheers.

  • Michael_D's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2005 at 3:20 PM

    I dont know HOW you took it..*wink*...MSD

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Nov 4, 2004 at 4:57 AM

    Amazing pictures and those Ducks are really funny in your climate tips! Keep facsinating us on VT Keewee dear! ;-D

  • alza's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2004 at 8:32 PM

    Hello Miss Kee!

  • Sweetberry1's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2004 at 5:49 AM

    Woww.. strange about the body parts buried in seperate graves, huh? So when is Misskeet going to vote for 'wet' ? Looks like Killeen beat it with that one.. lol... Cheers CB!!!

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Sep 16, 2004 at 10:55 AM

    There's so much to see and to do there...Great! Thanks for your tips!

  • bugalugs's Profile Photo
    Nov 8, 2003 at 6:57 AM

    30 cinema screens in one complex, wow thats huge!!!! Glad you mentioned how to pronounce mesquite, I thought it was mes queet a!!!!! Glad you put me right. A wonderful page, such brilliant info and photos.

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Sep 22, 2003 at 9:42 PM

    these Trees are just beautiful..I am glad that I stopped by, I enjoyed the page very much KW but not much vegetarien Food in Mesquite :-((

  • johnsakura's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2003 at 12:05 PM

    Greetings from Portugal! Very nice pages you have here! a lot of travelling indeed! good luck and keep it on going!! thank you very much for sharing, bye, Joao

  • TERRYANDERSON's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2003 at 4:17 AM

    I like to attend that place !

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