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  • Woody Guthrie took the first steps of his music career in a Pampa drugstore

    Wednesday, November 30 2016 1:14 PM EST2016-11-30 18:14:28 GMT

    He made “common music for the common man,” says a man who knows a great deal about one of America’s musical icons – the one best known for writing “This Land Is Your Land”. 

    He made “common music for the common man,” says a man who knows a great deal about one of America’s musical icons – the one best known for writing “This Land Is Your Land”. 

  • Marking a mammoth find in downtown Amarillo

    Marking a mammoth find in downtown Amarillo

    Wednesday, November 9 2016 7:14 PM EST2016-11-10 00:14:37 GMT

    At the intersection of Southwest Ninth Avenue and South Tyler Street you’ll find a historical marker that introduces you to one animal that used to roam the High Plains of Texas. It wasn’t deer, antelope or bison. It was a species of mammoth. 

    At the intersection of Southwest Ninth Avenue and South Tyler Street you’ll find a historical marker that introduces you to one animal that used to roam the High Plains of Texas. It wasn’t deer, antelope or bison. It was a species of mammoth. 

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    Gas well tapped into a boom

    Gas well tapped into a boom

    Saturday, November 5 2016 6:02 PM EDT2016-11-05 22:02:48 GMT

    Every event has a “first.” The first oil well, the first automobile, the first man on the moon. 

    Every event has a “first.” The first oil well, the first automobile, the first man on the moon.

  • 1909 Courthouse: Its past might become its future

    1909 Courthouse: Its past might become its future

    Wednesday, October 26 2016 5:55 PM EDT2016-10-26 21:55:38 GMT

    Randall County judges have come and gone over many years, but none of them had the “vision” of the man who now holds the job, according to the former publisher of the Canyon News, Brad Tooley. 

    Randall County judges have come and gone over many years, but none of them had the “vision” of the man who now holds the job, according to the former publisher of the Canyon News, Brad Tooley. 

  • Barbed wire tamed the Panhandle plains

    Barbed wire tamed the Panhandle plains

    Wednesday, October 19 2016 7:57 PM EDT2016-10-19 23:57:49 GMT

    Perhaps you’ve heard the gag about “there’s nothing between the Panhandle and the North Pole but a barbed wire fence” to explain why the north wind howls here. 

    Perhaps you’ve heard the gag about “there’s nothing between the Panhandle and the North Pole but a barbed wire fence” to explain why the north wind howls here. 

  • Who won the first Battle of Adobe Walls?

    Who won the first Battle of Adobe Walls?

    Wednesday, October 12 2016 8:28 PM EDT2016-10-13 00:28:28 GMT

    The Texas Historical Commission roadside marker on Texas 207 just north of Stinnett states it clearly. U.S. Army Col. Christopher Houston “Kit” Carson “made a brilliant defense – called the greatest fight of his career – the Indians won.” But did the Indians actually win the First Battle of Adobe Walls on Nov. 25, 1864, which happened to be Thanksgiving Day? Depends on who you ask.

    The Texas Historical Commission roadside marker on Texas 207 just north of Stinnett states it clearly. U.S. Army Col. Christopher Houston “Kit” Carson “made a brilliant defense – called the greatest fight of his career – the Indians won.” But did the Indians actually win the First Battle of Adobe Walls on Nov. 25, 1864, which happened to be Thanksgiving Day? Depends on who you ask.

  • Battle of Palo Duro Canyon forever changes region

    Battle of Palo Duro Canyon forever changes region

    Wednesday, October 5 2016 7:54 PM EDT2016-10-05 23:54:02 GMT

    Drive east toward Palo Duro Canyon State Park, and you’ll see a historical marker commemorating the event that silenced the last gasp of resistance from Native Americans who had once presided over the Panhandle’s plains unchallenged. 

    Drive east toward Palo Duro Canyon State Park, and you’ll see a historical marker commemorating the event that silenced the last gasp of resistance from Native Americans who had once presided over the Panhandle’s plains unchallenged. 

  • Charles Goodnight lived the cowboy myth

    Charles Goodnight lived the cowboy myth

    Thursday, September 29 2016 10:36 AM EDT2016-09-29 14:36:45 GMT

    Is there a name more synonymous with – or symbolic of – the history and heritage of the sprawling Texas Panhandle than Charles Goodnight? 

    Is there a name more synonymous with – or symbolic of – the history and heritage of the sprawling Texas Panhandle than Charles Goodnight? 

  • Markers tell the story of the foundation beneath Potter County

    Markers tell the story of the foundation beneath Potter County

    Wednesday, September 21 2016 7:30 PM EDT2016-09-21 23:30:52 GMT

    Potter County Judge Nancy Tanner has a ringside seat from her office of the finely manicured Courthouse Square grounds, where she routinely watches passersby reading the text inscribed on historical markers.

    Potter County Judge Nancy Tanner has a ringside seat from her office of the finely manicured Courthouse Square grounds, where she routinely watches passersby reading the text inscribed on historical markers.

  • Roadside Attractions Part 1

    Roadside Attractions Part 1

    Thursday, September 15 2016 2:08 AM EDT2016-09-15 06:08:30 GMT

    Texas covers roughly 260,000 square miles and within that vast expanse, there’s a lot of history that’s been written including about the windswept High Plains.

    Texas covers roughly 260,000 square miles and within that vast expanse, there’s a lot of history that’s been written including about the windswept High Plains.

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