In Mobile City, Everybody Knows Your Name

In Mobile City, Everybody Knows Your Name

Looking north on Rose Lane, in Mobile City, on June 26, 2021.You’ll know you’re close to Mobile City when you see the Interstate 30 exit for Fate. A small city in north-central Texas, Fate is a sprawling metropolis compared with its neighbor, whose 187 citizens in a total area of 0.0135 miles give it one of the highest population densities in the state. The turnoff for Mobile City is a gravel road whose dusty mouth appears just beyond the fireworks depot. If you pass the liquor store, you’ve gone too far. When you arrive, you’ll find sixty mobile homes lining three lanes: Ivey, Lilac, and Rose. The residences are long and narrow and are arranged at an angle, like cars slotted into parking spaces. Although this is a city like no other, the homes are accessorized much…View Original Post

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