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Amarillo in Potter County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Wild Horse Lake

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 19, 2015
1. Wild Horse Lake Marker
Inscription. At various times this playa lake served as a reliable water source for buffalo, wild horses, nomadic Native Americans, explorers, cattle drivers, traders, and pioneers traversing the high plains. The lake area, also called Amarillo Lake, became the original townsite of Amarillo in 1887. Frequent flooding caused the town's relocation to higher ground one mile east of here by 1890. Amarillo developed there to become the cattle and agricultural railroad shipping center of the Texas high plains region. Modern development has diverted the lake's natural drainage system and reduced its size.
 
Erected 1994 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5810.)
 
Location. 35° 13.292′ N, 101° 50.993′ W. Marker is in Amarillo, Texas, in Potter County. Marker is on Amarillo Boulevard, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located on the south access road of Amarillo Boulevard, or Old Route 66, about .1 mile west of intersection of Amarillo Boulevard and Travis Street. Marker is in this post office area: Amarillo TX 79107, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Northwest Texas Hospital School of Nursing (approx. one mile away); American Legion Hanson Post No. 54
Wild Horse Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 19, 2015
2. Wild Horse Lake Marker
(approx. one mile away); Route 66 in Amarillo (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fort Worth and Denver City Railway (approx. 1.2 miles away); Amarillo Natatorium ("The Nat") (approx. 1.2 miles away); Potter County Library (approx. 1.3 miles away); Potter County Courthouse (approx. 1.3 miles away); Potter County (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amarillo.
 
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Wild Horse Lake image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 19, 2015
3. Wild Horse Lake
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 18, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 139 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 18, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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