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Historical Markers in Potter County, Texas

Clickable Map of Potter County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Potter County, TX (75) Armstrong County, TX (25) Carson County, TX (48) Deaf Smith County, TX (19) Moore County, TX (11) Oldham County, TX (18) Randall County, TX (54)  PotterCounty(75) Potter County (75)  ArmstrongCounty(25) Armstrong County (25)  CarsonCounty(48) Carson County (48)  DeafSmithCounty(19) Deaf Smith County (19)  MooreCounty(11) Moore County (11)  OldhamCounty(18) Oldham County (18)  RandallCounty(54) Randall County (54)
Amarillo is the county seat for Potter County
Adjacent to Potter County, Texas
      Armstrong County (25)  
      Carson County (48)  
      Deaf Smith County (19)  
      Moore County (11)  
      Oldham County (18)  
      Randall County (54)  
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1 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 1983 Relocation of the Helium Monument
The Helium Monument was moved from its former location at I-40 and Nelson Street to this location on December 16, 1982. The 8 ½ ton stainless steel monument was moved around the southern limits of Amarillo, by an Army 'Chinook' helicopter from . . . Map (db m91716) HM
2 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — A Route 66 LegendBig Tex-Rex
The Big Texan Steak Ranch opened in 1960 on Route 66, ten years later Interstate 40 opened & Route 66 was bypassed. This created an immediate catastrophic drop in business, forcing founder Bob (RJ) Lee to move the Big Texan to I-40 or lose the Big . . . Map (db m120441) HM
3 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 57 — A.T. & S.F. No. 5000"Madam Queen"
A star of the age of steam transportation. Pride of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway, which came into Texas in 1886, has its Panhandle and Santa Fe General Offices in Amarillo, and served much of this area. Manufactured at the cost of . . . Map (db m91673) HM
4 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 12162 — Alice Victoria Ghormley Curtis House
Designed by local contractor J. D. Singleton and built for the widow of prominent Texas Ranger and rancher W. R. Curtis, the Alice Victoria Ghormley Curtis House was erected in 1906-1907. Mrs. Curtis (1869-1923) moved to Amarillo after her husband's . . . Map (db m91595) HM
5 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 141 — Amarillo(Established 1887)
Named for Arroyo Amarillo, nearby creek given its designation by Spaniards in early days. In 1887, when the Fort Worth and Denver City Railroad was building through this region, a group represented by J. T. Berry platted the town (1 mi. W.). The . . . Map (db m150285) HM
6 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 6114 — Amarillo
County Seat, Potter County; founded in 1887. Incorporated 1892. Named for Arroyo Amarillo, Spanish name of nearby creek. Transportation, financial, cultural and medical center. Gateway to: Alibates Flint Quarry National Monument, Lake Meredith, . . . Map (db m150310) HM
7 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 144 — Amarillo Helium Plant Reported missing
This plant, operated by the United States Bureau of Mines, was the first to produce helium from the extensive helium resources in the Texas Panhandle. From 1929 until 1943, it furnished almost all of the world's supply of helium. Operating around . . . Map (db m173112) HM
8 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 145 — Amarillo Livestock Auction
Established to serve the first permanent industry in the Texas Panhandle--ranching. Now famed for handling more cattle than any other commission auction company in the United States. The years 1874-1878 saw Indians expelled, buffalo herds . . . Map (db m91696) HM
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9 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 146 — Amarillo Natatorium ("The Nat")
The Natatorium, an open air building surrounding a swimming pool that measured 36' by 101', opened in July 1922. "The Nat" was enclosed in 1923 for year round use. In 1926 the building was converted into a dance hall with 10,000 square feet of maple . . . Map (db m119943) HM
10 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 12161 — Amarillo Tri-State Fair
A number of organized fairs and horse races occurred in this area beginning in the 1890s. The Panhandle State Fair was organized in 1913, but due to World War I large fairs were suspended from 1917 to 1921, when Amarillo was chosen as a permanent . . . Map (db m150579) HM
11 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 16905 — American Legion Hanson Post No. 54
Amarillo’s American Legion Post, organized in July 1919, is one of the oldest in Texas, formed two months after the group’s organizational caucus in St. Louis. The post, which officially received its charter in Sep. 1919, is named for David T. . . . Map (db m91639) HM
12 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 4887 — American MammothsSite of Significant Archaeological Find
When this Santa Fe Railway general office building was erected in 1928, the remains of a mammoth were excavated from the basement and were placed in the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum, Canyon, Texas. The extinct American mammoths were . . . Map (db m91613) HM
13 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 16993 — Avery and Mary Turner House
Avery and Mary (Ten Eyck) Turner moved here in 1902. Avery was an executive for the Santa Fe Railroad, his employer for 58 years. Mary helped organize the local American Red Cross chapter and was active with the Salvation Army and other groups. In . . . Map (db m91578) HM
14 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — Cadillac Ranch
Created by Ant Farm Copyright 1974 (Lord Marquez, Michels) All Rights Reserved Stanley Marsh 3, Owner In May 2002, Cadillac Ranch, one of the most recognizable landmarks on Route 66, became the 11th landmark to be restored as part of . . . Map (db m50369) HM
15 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 2091001649 — Central Presbyterian Church
Central Presbyterian Church Has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1991Map (db m150267) HM
16 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 902 — Clarence and Lorraine Eakle House
Noted Amarillo architect Guy Carlander designed and Byron Singleton built this house in 1925 for early Amarillo business and civic leaders Clarence and Lorraine Eakle. The house exhibits elements of the Tudor Revival style and features an arched . . . Map (db m91539) HM
17 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — Dash for Cashand Jerry Nicodemus
Marker on left side of statue Dash for Cash By Rocket Wrangler out of Find a Buyer (TB), Dash for Cash combined speed, athletic ability, conformation, intelligence and a good disposition. Foaled in 1973, the stallion started 25 races . . . Map (db m55942) HM
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18 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 1332 — Eakle-Archer House
Prominent Amarillo architect Guy A. Carlander designed this dramatic craftsman "airplane bungalow" for the Clarence M. Eakle family. Built in 1923, it features a "cockpit-like" upper floor and sweeping multiple gable roofs. Flared oriental and arts . . . Map (db m91569) HM
19 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 18486 — Edward L. and Margaret Seewald Roberts House
The Edward Llewellyn (1886-1983) and Margaret Seewald (1896-2001) Roberts house was designed by Harold Walsh in 1949 under heavy input from the Roberts. A student of Georgia O’Keeffe while at Amarillo High School, Margaret went on to achieve . . . Map (db m149499) HM
20 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 1696 — First Cemetery in Potter County
 On the old _X (LX), first ranch in Potter County, established in 1877 by W.H. Bates and D.T. Beals, Boston (Mass.) industrialists. The earliest burials occurred after the LX was sold, 1884, to American Pastoral Land and Cattle Company, a British . . . Map (db m88792) HM
21 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 12163 — First Gas Well in the Panhandle of Texas
The discovery well in the vast Panhandle-Hugoton Gas Field, largest known gas field in the world, is located one mile east of this point on the east slope of John Ray Butte. The geological structure was discovered by Dr. Charles N. Gould in . . . Map (db m104870) HM
22 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 1729 — First Hospital on the High Plains of Texas - St. Anthony's HospitalFounded 1901
This marks site of Potter County's first hospital organized by Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word on invitation of Father David H. Dunne, Pastor of St. Mary's Church in Clarendon, Texas, and David Fly, M.D., Amarillo. Land was donated by Wm. . . . Map (db m150526) HM
23 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 1877 — First Transcontinental Air Service to Texas Panhandle, Amarillo Municipal Airport Reported missing
Regular air service to Amarillo was inaugurated May 29, 1929, at Old Municipal Airport, 4 miles west of here. It was initiated by Western Air Express, using a 12-passenger Fokker trimotor plane flying round trip from Los Angeles to Amarillo. This . . . Map (db m151630) HM
24 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 16911 — Fisk Medical Arts & Professional Building
In 1926, Charles A. Fisk, president of the Amarillo Bank and Trust, and other investors commissioned this skyscraper designed by Amarillo architect Guy A. Carlander and built by the Gilsonite Contracting Co. of Dallas. The building formally opened . . . Map (db m91638) HM
25 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 2018 — Fort Smith-Sante Fe TrailGregg Route, 1840
Southwest of this marker are dim traces of overland trail to connect river ports of Fort Smith and Van Buren, Ark. with Santa Fe, a trade and travel center since 1609. This road was pioneered by Josiah Gregg, a Santa Fe trader who first passed this . . . Map (db m62313) HM
26 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 2037 — Fort Worth and Denver City RailwayFirst Railroad through the Texas Panhandle
Pioneered transportation in the old buffalo and Indian frontier and the open-range cattle empire. Organized by Fort Worth citizens. Although chartered by the Texas Legislature on May 26, 1873, the actual building was delayed by the money panic of . . . Map (db m91695) HM
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27 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 2128 — General Ernest O. Thompson(To the Northeast, at 606 Washington Street, is the birthplace of) — (1892 - 1966) —
Acknowledged world leader in petroleum conservation. A third generation Texan. Left college for World War I, earning battlefield promotion to Lieutenant Colonel—youngest in the U.S. Army. In 1930 gained national recognition as crusading . . . Map (db m88797) HM
28 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — Gregg Trail
This is a three sided marker Side A: Adventure Gregg Trail Josiah Gregg (1806 1850), prompted by ill health, set out with a caravan from Independence, Missouri, for Santa Fe, New Mexico, on May 15, 1831. During a period of . . . Map (db m91697) HM
29 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 2312 — H. B. Sanborn House
Built 1902 in 500 block, South Buchanan, by principal early developer of Amarillo, Henry Bradley Sanborn (1845-1912). At original site were also owner's office building, carriage house, stables for six coach horses, and a deer park. After death of . . . Map (db m91596) HM
30 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 2316 — H. W. and Katie Galbraith House
Constructed in 1912 for lumber merchant H.W. Galbraith (d. 1936) and his wife Kate (d. 1969), this two-story residence reflects the Craftsman style. Exhibiting quality materials in the clapboards, exposed rafters, and shingled roof, the house also . . . Map (db m91579) HM
31 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 2430 — Helium Time ColumnsMonument and Museum
Erected 1968, commemorating the 100th Anniversary of discovery of helium in the gaseous atmosphere surrounding the sun. (The discovery of traces of helium on earth was first announced in 1895.) The four time columns are filled with books, . . . Map (db m91715) HM
32 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 2441 — Henry B. Sanborn
In 1875 Henry B. Sanborn (1845-1912) began a long association with the State of Texas when he became the Texas sales agent for Joseph F. Glidden's newly patented invention, barbed wire. A native of New York, Sanborn had become . . . Map (db m91672) HM
33 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 22769 — Henry Bradley Sanborn(1845-1912)
Principal early-day developer of Amarillo. Born in New York State; employed 1875 by barbed wire inventor J.F. Glidden as his Texas sales agent. With Glidden he established the famous 250,000-acre Frying Pan Ranch in 1881 to prove the economic . . . Map (db m150810) HM
34 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 2464 — Herring-Crudgington House
Built in 1910 for ranchers Will and Eula Jo Day Herring, this Classical Revival style house features a pedimented entry portico with paired colossal order columns, a wraparound porch with Ionic columns, and a Palladian bay window on its south side. . . . Map (db m91571) HM
35 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 2579 — Houghton House
This two-story residence was constructed in 1914 for Kentucky native John Malcolm Shelton (1852-1923), a prominent Panhandle cattleman and businessman. Built by W.M. Rice, it was designed by Amarillo architect Joseph Champ Berry. Following . . . Map (db m149458) HM
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36 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 18671 — International Harvester Building
Founded in 1902 when J.P. Morgan merged several harvesting companies, the International Harvester Company came to Amarillo in 1919. By 1925, the company made plans to enlarge their facility to meet increasing demand. Architect W.D. Price of . . . Map (db m149438) HM
37 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — Jack B. KelleyHelium Entrepreneur — 1916-1980 —
Amarillo's status as the “Helium Capital of the World” can be traced back to the efforts of one man, Jack B. Kelley. Kelley was born in 1916 in Sherman, Texas and moved to Amarillo in 1925. He attended Amarillo High School and in . . . Map (db m91717) HM
38 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 2092000983 — Jons-Danner-Gilvin House
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Built 1907 - Listed 1992Map (db m149443) HM
39 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 2873 — Juan de Padilla
This is a two sided marker Front: Self Sacrifice of Padre Fray Juan de Padilla – 1544 Back Built to the glorious and perpetual memory of Father Fray Juan de Padilla, O.F.M. Franciscan Missionary, first martyr . . . Map (db m91599) HM
40 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 2545 — Judge James Nathan Browning'One Mile East to Homesite of' — (1850-1921) —
  Cowboy, lawyer, state official and jurist. Born in Arkansas, Browning received only a few months formal education, but taught himself by reading at night by the dim light of a pine knot. At 16, he came with his family to Cooke County, Texas, . . . Map (db m88796) HM
41 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 2015000451 — Louis H. Smith, Inc. Firestone Store
1000 S. Tyler Built in 1930 Listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m153256) HM
42 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 3234 — Mary (Masterson) and John Fain House
This house and its "twin" next door were built by sisters Mary Masterson Fain and Anna Belle Masterson Kritser. Designed by Walter Whitley of Dallas, the houses were built in 1930. Mary Fain was the youngest daughter of Robert and Ann Masterson, . . . Map (db m149442) HM
43 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 3274 — McBride Ranch House(Built 1903)
A pioneer settler quarried Alibates dolomite from the canyon rim to build this house, mortared with lime burned on the site. Wood in ridge beams, door and window lintels, ice house, and corral came from old railroad bridge timbers salvaged from . . . Map (db m149602) HM
44 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 3321 — Melissa Dora Oliver-Eakle
A descendant of two prominent 17th-century families in Virginia and Georgia, Melissa Dora Callaway (1860-1931) was a graduate of Georgia Female College. In 1884, she married industrialist Capt. William Oliver. Following his death, she visited her . . . Map (db m149500) HM
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45 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 3612 — Northwest Texas Hospital School of Nursing
Prominent Amarillo architect Guy Carlander designed this structure in 1924 as part of a larger hospital complex. The Panhandle oil boom of the 1920s strained municipal and medical facilities and a public teaching hospital was built. The complex . . . Map (db m91705) HM
46 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 3728 — Old First Baptist Church
Organized September 1889 by 16 charter members. In 1890 built this meeting house at 500 Pierce. First belfry consisted of cedar posts. Baptistry was filled by water buckets, while hot rocks warmed it in wintertime. Ladies Aid Society members . . . Map (db m91600) HM
47 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 14591 — Ordway Hall
Architect Guy Carlander designed this administration building for Amarillo College. It was built in 1936-37 and later named for George Ordway, who with James Guleke obtained legislative authority to establish the school. The L-plan building . . . Map (db m91566) HM
48 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 16290 — Polk Street Schools
During the 20th century, Polk Street was home to three public schools. The first opened in 1900 to meet the needs of the rapidly-growing Amarillo community. Bounded by Polk, Tyler, 12th and 13th Streets, the Red Brick School house supplied space for . . . Map (db m91601) HM
49 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 17577 — Polk Street United Methodist Church
The congregation of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South was organized on November 23, 1888, by Rev. Isaac Mills, Rev. Jerome Haralson and eight members. The church held title to Parker’s Chapel, the first church building constructed in Amarillo . . . Map (db m149437) HM
50 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 4093 — Potter County
Formed from Young and Bexar Territories Created August 21, 1876 Organized August 30, 1887 Named in honor of Robert Potter 1800 – 1842 Signer of The Declaration of Independence Secretary of the Navy Senator in the . . . Map (db m117780) HM
51 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 4095 — Potter CountyEstablishing of
Named for Robert Potter, Secretary of the Navy (1836) and Senator (1840-42) of the Republic of Texas. In territory ranged by Apache, Arapaho, Cheyenne, Comanche, and Kiowa Indians, and since 1600 familiar to Spanish military parties and French . . . Map (db m91641) HM
52 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 4096 — Potter County Courthouse
Organized in August 1887, Potter County erected its first courthouse in 1888 in old town Amarillo. The building was constructed by Mays, Hightower, and Jackson for a cost of $191. Over the years, three more courthouses were built as Amarillo . . . Map (db m91643) HM
53 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 4097 — Potter County Library
The Potter County free library was organized in 1902 by twelve local women. Many citizens donated books, and held bazaars, candy sales, and other activities to raise money to purchase more books. Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Willis donated a lot and house for . . . Map (db m91640) HM
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54 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — Quanah Parker Comanche Chief
Quanah Parker Comanche Chief (b. 1845 ca. d. 1911) Quanah was born to Cynthia Ann Parker, a white woman captured in 1836 by Indians on the Texas frontier, and her husband, Peta Nocona, a war chief of the Nokoni Comanche band. . . . Map (db m153314) HM
55 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 66 — Quanah Parker TrailTexas Plains Trail Region
Indians hunting bison for centuries established Tascosa Trail nearby, used by traders & buffalo hunters Arrow Sculptor: Charles A. SmithMap (db m151414) HM
56 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — RefrigeratorFebruary 23, 1988 - February 19, 1999 — Rare Jet - Native Parr (Heisanative (TB)) —
The mighty "Fridge" chilled rivals while he embodied greatness and captured hearts. The first to break the $2 million mark in earnings, he won the Champion of Champions (GI) a record three consecutive times. Bred by Sonny Vaughn of Wayne, . . . Map (db m55940) HM
57 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — Rick Husband1957 – 2003
Colonel, USAF, NASA Astronaut, and Mission Commander of the STS-107 Space Shuttle Columbia. Columbia disintegrated upon final re-entry February 1, 2003. All seven astronauts lost their lives. Rick Husband was Amarillo's native son. He loved his . . . Map (db m91646) HM
58 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 4365 — Route 66 in Amarillo
Commonly called the "Main Street of America" and also the "Mother Road," Route 66 became the first paved transcontinental highway in the U.S. spanning from Chicago to Los Angeles, the route in Texas crossed 7 panhandle counties over 177 miles. Route . . . Map (db m91706) HM
59 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 15442 — Russell Hall
The administration building and the gymnasium were the first two permanent structures built for Amarillo College. Originally known as Badger Gymnasium for the school's athletic teams, this facility was renamed to honor Dr. Natalie Russell, who . . . Map (db m91568) HM
60 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — Sacred
Marker on front side of statue Sacred Shown in halter competition, Sacred has earned multiple AQHA World Champion and Reserve World Champion titles. The 1995 chestnut mare also has won the All American Quarter Horse Congress multiple . . . Map (db m55943) HM
61 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 4574 — Santa Fe Building
Built in 1928-30 at a cost of $1,500,000, this structure was designed by Santa Fe Railroad architect E. A. Harrison. The 14-story building was the tallest in Amarillo until the 1970s, and housed the offices and division headquarters of the Santa Fe . . . Map (db m40843) HM
62 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 4690 — Shuford-Killough House
This residence, built for cattleman J.D. Shuford, was completed in 1913. Designed by the Kansas City architectural firm of Shepard, Farrar, and Wiser, the house reflects the Prairie School style with its hipped roof and wide eaves. Other prominent . . . Map (db m91580) HM
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63 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 14056 — Smith-Rogers House
This house was built for early Amarillo settlers James Bynum and Marie Lowery Smith c. 1904, and was originally located at 1101 south Taylor Street. The home was purchased in 1945 by Jesse A. Rogers, who planned to move his car dealership to the . . . Map (db m91714) HM
64 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 5032 — St. Francis Catholic Church Community
Attracted by the colonization efforts of Illinois residents Dr. Guy Clifford Powell and the Rev. Francis J. Oreilly, German Catholic settlers began moving here in 1907. The pioneers formed the nucleus of the St. Francis Parish. Plans for a town . . . Map (db m149447) HM
65 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 5059 — St. Mary's Academy
Established by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in 1899, St. Mary's Academy was originally located in Clarendon (60 mi. SE). In 1913 the institution was moved to Amarillo through the efforts of The Rev. David H. Dunn and the local . . . Map (db m91597) HM
66 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 5458 — The _X (LX) First Ranch in Potter County
  Established by W. H. Bates and D. T. Beals, Colorado merchants and ranchers on the Arkansas River since 1870. "Crowded conditions" there resulted in moving herd and brand to the Panhandle of Texas in 1877 — three years after Indians were . . . Map (db m88793) HM
67 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 227 — The Amarillo StoryAtchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad
Construction of a railroad across the Panhandle led to the founding of Amarillo as County Seat of Potter County, Aug. 30, 1887. For the ensuing ten years, Amarillo had a monopoly on trade from the South plains, and was the nation's largest rural . . . Map (db m91612) HM
68 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — The Big Texan Steak Ranch, Amarillo, TexasRoute 66 Roadside Attraction
Home of the "Free 72 oz Steak," this famous Steak Ranch has been feeding hungry travelers since 1960. Young man, we fed your father! Recognized by Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark program as a site worth seeingMap (db m183507) HM
69 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 420 — The Bivins Home
Prominent area rancher Lee Bivins (1862-1929) built this elegant town home in 1905. The brick and stone structure features classical styling. In addition to his large cattle operation, Bivins pioneered much of the Panhandle's oil and gas . . . Map (db m91602) HM
70 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 694 — The Canadian River
A travel route and dwelling site for over 12,000 years, the Canadian River supported stone and adobe Indian villages from the 12th to the 14th centuries. This waterway was also one of the first interior rivers of the U.S. known to early . . . Map (db m150823) HM
71 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 5609 — The United States Topographical Engineers in the High Plains of Texas
  This region and much of western America was mapped under adversity, as territory held by hostile Indians. With the dual aims of compiling scientific data and opening the way for settlers, U.S. Army topographers covered ground earlier traversed . . . Map (db m88794) HM
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72 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 5810 — Wild Horse Lake
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 . . . Map (db m91698) HM
73 Texas, Potter County, Amarillo — 5830 — William Henry Bush(1849 - 1931)
The Frying Pan Ranch was founded in 1881 by Amarillo Pioneer Henry Sanborn and J.F. Glidden, the inventor of barbed wire. The partnership was dissolved in 1894. Glidden sold the ranch to his son-in-law, W.H. Bush, who later endowed the free library . . . Map (db m91713) HM
74 Texas, Potter County, Canadian River Breaks — 2265 — Great Spanish Road / First Ranch in Potter County / First Store in Potter County
Great Spanish Road Near course of the Canadian River, early as days of the American Revolution, men from Santa Fe went past this spot on trips to meet traders from San Augustine, Nacogdoches, and other Spanish towns of East Texas. In 1786, . . . Map (db m104954) HM
75 Texas, Potter County, Canadian River Breaks — 693 — The Canadian River
A travel route and dwelling site for over 12,000 years, the Canadian River supported stone and adobe Indian villages from the 12th to the 14th Centuries. This waterway was also one of the first interior rivers of the U.S. known to early . . . Map (db m149491) HM
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Jun. 8, 2023