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Texas has seen the rise and fall of many cities and towns throughout its long storied history. Thanks to the railroads expanding west, mining opportunities, and the oil boom of the early 1900s, bustling towns and cities and towns popped up among the Texas landscape and along the rail lines and the oil rigs where life was sustained for quite a while by these industries. However, over time many of these towns' populations dwindled down to nothing and all that remains are a few old buildings or the remnants of them.

These former Texas boom towns are just a distant memory for most of us but they live on in the historical archives of the county they lived one thrived in. Abandoned and alone, these ghost towns are now being reclaimed by Mother Nature. You can visit them, but there's not much left to see or do, they're just a shell of what used to be.

12 East Texas Ghost Towns To Visit As A Day Trip

East Texas is no stranger to ghost towns, we have plenty scattered throughout the area. While these towns may be gone, they still live on via street names and highways that run through East Texas.

A little more than a year ago, a video was uploaded to YouTube by Beyond Civilization (Xplore RC) that presents ten ghost towns that once were thriving towns in Texas and gives a bit of history behind each of them. Let's take a scroll through and see what the producers of this video think about these former Texas towns.

An Amazing Look At 10 Texas Ghost Towns That Once Stood Proud

These Texas towns once boasted a healthy population with a thriving economy, but along the way, something drastic happened within the town causing its population decline and slow death and eventually becoming a Texas ghost town.'

If you do go on an adventure and seek out these ghost towns, please do it safely. If you go on a journey into the woods please have the landowner's permission to do so or you could be prosecuted for trespassing. Above all, be careful, courteous, and inquisitive.

Check out the video for a more in-depth view of these ghost towns and to learn more about them.

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Hey Food Network, These East Texas Best East Are Worthy Of An Episode

We're sending Food Network a message - it's about time to bring some of those cameras from your shows and feature our fantastic restaurants on several of your shows.

East Texas is full of fantastic restaurants that are owned by some extremely talented chefs, pitmasters and bakers. For years you, the Food Network, have been creating shows featuring local hot spots and we feel it's about time for some of our favorite hot spots to be featured on one of your many shows.

Hey Food Network, These East Texas Best East Are Worthy Of An Episode

We're sending Food Network a message - it's about time to bring some of those cameras from your shows and feature our fantastic restaurants on several of your shows.

East Texas is full of fantastic restaurants that are owned by some extremely talented chefs, pitmasters and bakers. For years you, the Food Network, have been creating shows featuring local hot spots and we feel it's about time for some of our favorite hot spots to be featured on one of your many shows.

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