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    Twin Wells, TEXAS

    Texas Ghost Town
    Dallas County, North Central Texas
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    TX Dallas County bridge, Twin Wells, Irving
    The bridge with Irving's Twin Wells Golf Course in the background
    Photo courtesy David Cole, 2011

    History on a Pinhead

    The NW Dallas County Map of 1900:
    http://www.cityofirving.org/library/archives/Exhibits/communities1/map-page/mappage.asp notes "Twin Wells to the south on the banks of the West Fork near the intersection of Shady Grove Road and Loop 12."
    "Settlers began moving to the area between the forks in the middle of the nineteenth century. Early settlers provided for themselves and their families by farming, chopping and selling cord wood, and hunting. This map depicts the location of several of the farming communities that were scattered throughout northwest Dallas County in the area between the West Fork and Elm Fork of the Trinity River in the year 1900. By the 1990s, the City of Irving encompassed the entire area...."

    Photographer's Note:
    "Here are some photos for Twin Wells, TX.

    Irving has a golf course called Twin Wells. It's on the southeast corner of the intersection of Loop 12 and Shady Grove. The above photo shows the golf course in the background. Alongside it, there's a path that connects to a park. This bridge looks like it was designed for cars but now it's restricted to pedestrians and bikes.

    I don't know what to tell you about the twisted old rebar...original or added later to fortify the bridge?" - David Cole, 2011

    Twin Wells Bridge:

    TX Dallas County bridge, Twin Wells, Irving
    Photo courtesy David Cole, 2011
    TX Dallas County bridge, Twin Wells, Irving
    Photo courtesy David Cole, 2011
    TX Dallas County bridge, Twin Wells, Irving
    Photo courtesy David Cole, 2011
    TX Dallas County bridge, Twin Wells, Irving

    Photo courtesy David Cole, 2011

    Texas Escapes, in its purpose to preserve historic, endangered and vanishing Texas, asks that anyone wishing to share their local history, stories, and vintage/historic photos of their town/subject, please contact us.

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