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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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