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

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

Hotel Herring, Amarillo, Texas
Amarillo, Texas, USA - Polk Street, Amarillo, Texas
Amarillo, Texas, USA

Polk Street, Amarillo, Texas

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1916
Amaril'lo, a banking post-town, the capital of Potter co., Tex., on the Fort Worth and Denver City...Read MORE...

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 ...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...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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flag  Mathew William HOLMES (19 September 1860, Madison, Wisconsin, USA - 22 January 1949, Amarillo, Texas, USA) gravestone
 

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