Mesquite, Texas

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Mesquite is a city in Dallas County in the U.S. state of Texas and a suburb of Dallas. The city had a total population of 124,523 in the 2000 census which increased to 136,750 in the 2007 census estimate.[3] Mesquite is home to the Mesquite Championship Rodeo and is known as the "Rodeo Capital of Texas." The city is also home to video game producer id Software, creators of Doom and Quake, along with a repair center for Microsoft products (Zune, Xbox 360, etc) and a UPS package distribution center.

Mesquite has been recognized by Tree City USA for the last 17 years.[4]

Mesquite also contains one of the largest movie theaters in the world, the AMC 30 Mesquite, which contains 30 screens and seats 6,092 people.

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History

The city was founded May 22, 1873, by a Texas & Pacific Railway engineer who purchased land along the Texas & Pacific line outside of Dallas. The railroad, which ran from Dallas to Shreveport, began stopping at the newly-created town shortly thereafter, and the city began to grow around the railroad. The city was officially incorporated on December 3, 1887.

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