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PODO, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Matagorda County, Texas Gulf Coast
9 miles NE of Bay City S of Wharton
85 miles SW of Houston

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Podo the Man:

The unusual name comes from an employee of Shanghai Pierce who was reputed to have been an African of some station before being shipped to America as a slave. Being a Zulu, he had the ability of looking eye-to-eye with the 6 foot 4 inch Pierce. Podo served as an overseer for John Duncan who later sold out to Pierce. After emancipation, Podo worked for Pierce and performed many duties, including tending the railroad shipping pens that were named for him. A small town grew around the pens.

Podo, according to legend, took a liking to the effects of whiskey and had Pierce send it to him by the barrel.

Podo the town:

Podo disappeared from maps a long time ago and all of the buildings have either been moved, dismantled or decayed. The Handbook of Texas mentions brick cisterns as the only remaining signs that the town existed. At one time there were two cemeteries in Podo.


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