Amarillo, Texas, USA - Santa Fe Building and Polk Street, Amarillo, Texas
Amarillo, Texas, USA

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Amarillo, Texas, USA - Polk Street, Amarillo, Texas
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Amarillo, Texas, USA
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Where is Amarillo, Texas, USA? 

Amarillo is the seat of Potter County. A portion of the city extends into Randall County.

Amarillo, originally named Oneida, is situated in the Llano Estacado region. The availability of the railroad and freight service provided by the Fort Worth and Denver City Railroad contributed to the city's growth as a cattle marketing center in the late 19th century.Wikipedia


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1916
Amaril'lo, a banking post-town, the capital of Potter co., Tex., on the Fort Worth and Denver City and other railroads, 333 miles NW. of Fort Worth. Pop. in 1890, 422 ; in 1900, 1442.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
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News  1929 - FIVE DEAD IN AMARILLO FIRE. SCORE ARE HURT WHEN OLD HOTEL IS DESTROYED IN EARLY MORNING BLAZE. ALL AVENUES OF ESCAPE ARE CUT OFF AND MANY ARE FORCED TO LEAP FROM THIRD STORY WINDOWS.
(By The Associated Press.)
Amarillo, May 11. - Trapped by flames which destroyed the Tourist hotel here early today, five men were burned to death, or killed when they jumped to the pavement from third story windows. Three of the victims were burned to death and two killed when they leaped. At...Read MORE...



1934 - March 25 - A spring storm produced 21 inches of snow at Amarillo TX in 24 hours. However, much of the snow melted as it fell, and as a result, the snow cover was never any deeper than 4.5 inches.

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News  1934 - Amarilloan Electrocute, Two Others Hurt In Mishap
Transformer Skids Into Live Wire Carrying 13,000 Volts; Eighteen-year-old Boy Killed Instantly.

Amarillo, Texas, May 29. – One man was electrocuted and two others were seriously burned shortly before noon today when a transformer they were trying to load onto a truck skidded into a live wire...Read MORE...



1935 - March 28-31 - A severe duststorm blanketed Amarillo, TX, for 84 hours. During one six hour period the visibility was near zero.

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1953 - March 18 - KGNC (now KAMR) TV channel 4 in Amarillo, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting

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