Mesquite Travel Guide

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Mesquite Overview

Mesquite is an eastern suburb of Dallas that is bigger than most people realize. 129,000 people live in the town named after the tree that looks more like a bush. (I can make fun of the name since it's my home town)

Mesquite is a classic North Texas town. Quite conservative. It's politically, religiously, socially and in every way conservative.

The Mesquite Championship Rodeo is the town's claim to fame yet most who live there have probably never been. It's a great tourist event but few of the locals plan their lives around the weekend rodeo.

For years thousands of East Texans have come to Mesquite to shop at Town East Mall. It was the first indoor mall in the country with more than 100 stores. Going back to the 50's Big Town Mall was the place to shop and claims to be the first indoor mall in the nation. It closed a few years back.

The recent "new growth" in Mesquite is to the south and east. Many say that's the region where Jesse James and his gang camped when they were robbing banks and trains in and around Mesquite. Such folk lore can't be proved (or disproved).

It's still not a bad place to raise kids but it's no Hot Spot. Lots of restaurant chains, H.S. Football and shopping. That about sums it up!

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