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MOSQUITO PRAIRIE, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Lee County, Central Texas South
NW of Giddings

No Exact Directions Known
Population: Unknown

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Mosquito Prairie, TX  1860s Postmark info
Mosquito Prairie, TX  1860s Postmark
Cover cancelled with 1860s Mosquito Prairie, Texas postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
Long before Clute, Texas came up with their Mosquito Festival, this place was celebrating their natural resources in this tongue-in-cheek name. Texas is full of these names (like Granny’s Neck, Lickskillet and Bug Tussle) and would probably be world famous for these rustic appellations had it not been for the restraint shown by the US postal authorities in D.C. when the applications for post offices came in. We’re sure some of the suggested names caused clerks to pound on their desks, kick cuspidors downstairs or perhaps telegraph it to friends down the hall. But after the laughter subsided, they fell back to the unofficial post office approver’s rule of: “We can’t let them use that.”
Bastrop County TX 1920 Map
Lee County map showing Mosquito Prairie
Modification of Texas General Land Office 1907 postal map
Mosquito Prairie, Texas
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