Archive for September 23rd, 2010

From the Collin County, Texas Past Finders’ Photo Collection

Frank X. Tolbert, famous Texas historian and one-time columnist of the Dallas Morning News wrote about Mantua, calling it “the most famous ghost-town in Collin County”.
Founded by the Masonic Order in 1854, Mantua was a planned community that was intended to become a “great city”. Why Mantua never fulfilled its destiny is a mystery we will explore on October 23rd from 1:30-3pm at the Haggard Library in the Jeanette Bickley Bland Meeting Room.


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