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One of the fastest growing cities in the state (1950 population was 1,684).
Adjacent to the east city limit of Dallas. Established in 1872 as a stoop
on T&P Railroad, named for nearby Mesquite Creek. More than 1,115 acres
of parks, 2 golf courses, 4 public swimming pools and recreation centers.
Hot air balloonfest in July attracts some 250,000 to see hot air balloons
from all over the U.S. along with aircraft flyovers, parachute jumps, arts,
crafts, and musical entertainment.
DEVIL'S BOWL SPEEDWAY
MESQUITE CHAMPIONSHIP RODEO
Elizabeth Orthodox Catholic Church
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DEVIL'S BOWL SPEEDWAY - One half-mile racetrack
features all types of vehicle races, including sprint cars, super modified,
modifieds, and motorcycles. Races are Fri. - Sat. Mar. - Nov. U.S. 80;
exit Lawson Road. Admission. Information call 214-222-2421.
MESQUITE CHAMPIONSHIP RODEO - Established in
1958 as an experiment in ongoing rodeo; has become popular attracting with
coverage on The Nashville Network. Facilities include grandstand seating
for 6,500; restaurant, air-conditioned suite that can be rented for parties
and rodeo viewing. Pony rides and Kiddie Korral for youngsters. Performances
Fri. Sat. nights April - Sept. near LBJ Freeway (I-635) and military Parkway
Exit. For schedule call 214-285-8777.
MESQUITE OPRY - Specializing in family entertainment.
Opry features classic country music from nationally known stars and local
talent and guest performers. Every Sat. night. 214 West Davis. Admission.
For information call 214-285-8931.
Independent School District
RAINBOW PARK - Enclosed air-conditioned amusement
;park geared for children. Has rides, games and activities. hours vary
during season. 1210 Seyene Road.
SAMUELL FARM - 340 acre farm features a variety
of animals to experience life on a working farm. Maintained to recall farming
days of 1800's to early 1900s. Features include ponds for fishing, picnic
tables, hayrides, hiking and horse trails. Open Tues. Sat 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
100 East U.S. 80 East. exit Beltline Road.
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