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ARTICLE_TEXT <p>From the <i>Springfield Missouri Leader</i> , November 24, 1925, page 1. <br /> <b>Names of Towns in Texas County Suggest Romance </b></p> <p><img height="175" alt=" Couple on a mule" hspace="5" width="136" align="left" vspace="1" src="/lochist/userfiles/images/resized/couple_2_lg[1]_136x175.gif" />Names of post offices in Texas county are said to lend themselves more readily to a play upon words than the names of the post offices in any other county in the state.&nbsp;In an effort to establish this claim, the following romance was suggested:&nbsp;(hint: Towns names are capitalized)</p> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &ldquo;Oscar, a likely looking Ladd, who was a Sargent, fell in love with Hattie.&nbsp;Meeting in the Evening Shade, they went to Plato for advice and he reminded them they were not in Edenville, so they formed a Guild and sailed from the Yukon<b> </b>to the Nile, passing the Dykes on their trip.</div> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &ldquo;When they got hungry, Oscar went out to hunt, but proved himself a poor<b> </b>Fowler, so he took home only Bendavis apples.</div> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &ldquo;Returning to Texas county they found Alice, a friend of the groom, had informed his father of Covert Huggins under the Maples, and the Licking the parent administered was so well Dunn that it was an entire Success &ndash; and the eloper had to be revived with <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ammonium_carbonate"><b>Hartshorn</b></a>.&quot;</div> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">If you would like to see other place names in Texas County or any state/county combination use the <a href="http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=106:1:2750762417853340">Geographic Names Information System</a>.&nbsp;Enter the state and county, then, under &ldquo;Feature class&rdquo;, choose &ldquo;populated place&rdquo;.</div> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">To read a history of Texas county originally published in 1889 see <a href="http://coolcat.org/search~S1?/Xhistory+of+laclede&amp;searchscope=1&amp;SORT=D/Xhistory+of+laclede&amp;searchscope=1&amp;SORT=D&amp;SUBKEY=history%20of%20laclede/1%2C12%2C12%2CB/frameset&amp;FF=Xhistory+of+laclede&amp;searchscope=1&amp;SORT=D&amp;3%2C3%2C"><i>History of Laclede, Camden, Dallas, Webster, Wright, Texas, Pulaski, Phelps and Dent Counties, Missouri</i>.&nbsp;</a>&nbsp; This link will also take you to a digitized online version of the history.</div>
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A Texas County Missouri Love Story

From the Springfield Missouri Leader , November 24, 1925, page 1.
Names of Towns in Texas County Suggest Romance

 Couple on a muleNames of post offices in Texas county are said to lend themselves more readily to a play upon words than the names of the post offices in any other county in the state. In an effort to establish this claim, the following romance was suggested: (hint: Towns names are capitalized)

     “Oscar, a likely looking Ladd, who was a Sargent, fell in love with Hattie. Meeting in the Evening Shade, they went to Plato for advice and he reminded them they were not in Edenville, so they formed a Guild and sailed from the Yukon to the Nile, passing the Dykes on their trip.
     “When they got hungry, Oscar went out to hunt, but proved himself a poor Fowler, so he took home only Bendavis apples.
     “Returning to Texas county they found Alice, a friend of the groom, had informed his father of Covert Huggins under the Maples, and the Licking the parent administered was so well Dunn that it was an entire Success – and the eloper had to be revived with Hartshorn."
 
If you would like to see other place names in Texas County or any state/county combination use the Geographic Names Information System. Enter the state and county, then, under “Feature class”, choose “populated place”.
 
To read a history of Texas county originally published in 1889 see History of Laclede, Camden, Dallas, Webster, Wright, Texas, Pulaski, Phelps and Dent Counties, Missouri  This link will also take you to a digitized online version of the history.

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