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Canyon

Canyon:

  • Population: 12,875

  • Home of West Texas A&M University

  • Named for Palo Duro Canyon State Park

  • In 1876 Charles Goodnight founded the JA Ranch, which grew to over one million acres and held over 100,000 heads of cattle.

  • The town was officially founded Christmas Day 1887, when cattle rancher Lincoln Guy Conner settled on the site.

  • In 2002, Canyon was chosen as a Texas Main Street City.

  • The largest history museum in Texas, Panhandle Plains Museum, is located in Canyon.