Mesquite, Texas is a suburban city of over 142,000 residents located east of Dallas. Founded on March 14, 1878, Mesquite was discovered on land along the Texas & Pacific Railway and is named after Mesquite Creek. Mesquite features numerous attractions, including Celebration Station, John Bunker Sands Wetland Center, Florence Ranch Homestead, and Palos Verdes Lake Park. Recognized as a unique suburb, Mesquite has its own airport, Mesquite Metro Airport, and is home to major institutions like the United Parcel Service, AT&T, Eastfield College, and the Texas A&M University-Commerce Mesquite Metroplex Center. Interestingly, the city is known as the Rodeo Capital of Texas since it attracts huge crowds to events like the Mesquite Championship Rodeo.