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LITTLEFIELD, TEXAS

Lamb County Seat, Texas Panhandle

Hwys 84 and 385
FM 54
38 Miles NW of Lubbock
24 Miles N of Lleveland
Population: 6,482 (2010) 6,507 (2000) 6,489 (1990)

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Littlefield Tx - Road Sign
Approaching Littlefield
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009

Littlefield, Texas Topics:

  • History in a Pecan Shell
  • Lamb County Courthouse next page
  • Littlefield Landmarks - Photo Gallery
  • Littlefield Aerial Photos
  • The Palace Theatre in Littlefield
  • George W. Littlefield next page

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  • History in a Pecan Shell

    1912: town is planned along the Santa Fe RR tracks on what was George Washington Littlefield's Yellow House Ranch (a division of the XIT Ranch)
    1913: lots are sold - depot built and school is constructed by the Littlefield Land Company
    1915: town of Littlefield gets bank and library
    1917: first newspaper - the Lamb County News is published
    1924: Littlefield is incorporated
    1926: Littlefield loses the "World's Tallest Windmill" in a storm
    1935: town gets clinic and hospital
    1946: becomes county seat over Olton

    Littlefield Attractions / Landmarks

    Littlefield has a replica of their famous windmill on Highway 84 and XIT Avenue. The original was 132 feet tall with a 12-foot blade - the replica comes close at a height of 114 feet.

    See Wind and Water (or lack of it) by Mike Cox
    Story of the drought and the tallest windmill
    Lamb County courthouse in Littlefield TX
    Lamb County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, February 2007
    Littlefield Tx -  Tallest Windmill
    "Tallest Windmill" replica
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
    See Texas Windmills
    Littlefield Tx - George W Littlefield Marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
    George W. Littlefield

    Littlefield, Texas' Namesake - George W. Littlefield

    The town of Littlefield has been spared disasters that set back or killed the progress of scores of West Texas towns. The generosity of the town's namesake (who later bequeathed his house in Austin to the University of Texas) in setting up a school and library during the first few years of the town's life no doubt added to the quality of life during the early history.

    The Littlefield Bank Building in Austin is still a lynchpin of business on Congress Avenue and the former residence of George Littlefield - still with it's Victorian iron fence - sits on the campus of the University of Texas.
    Littlefield Tx -  Municipal Building
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
    Littlefield Tx Depot
    Littlefield Depot
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
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    Littlefield Tx - Cowboy Statue
    Cowboy Statue
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
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    Littlefield Tx Closed Grain Elevator
    Closed Grain Elevator
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
    Littlefield Tx Closed Grain Elevator
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
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    Littlefield Tx - Grain House
    Milling & Grain Inc.
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
    Littlefield Tx -  Coca Cola Ghost sign
    Coca Cola Ghost Sign
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
    See Texas Ghost Signs | Coca-Cola
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
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    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
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    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
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    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
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    Littlefield Aerial Photos
    Littlefield Texas aerial view, 1930s
    Aerial view of Littlefield's Main Street - "Taken in late '30's, before the "new" post office was built. Taken either by my father or my uncle." - Joe, March 21, 2006
       
    First Methodist Church, Littlefield Texas
    The First Methodist Church

    1930s photo courtesy Joe
       
    First National Bank Littlefield Texas
    The First National Bank in Littlefield

    1930s photo courtesy Joe
       
    Littlefield Texas watertower and cotton compress
    Water tower and cotton compress

    Circa 1930s photo courtesy Joe
       
    Grain Elevators. 1930s photo courtesy Joe  
    The Palace Theatre in Littlefield
  • Palace Theatre in Littlefield
  • I was A Teenage Projectionist -
    Littlefield, Texas to Hollywood, USA; An Interview with Ned Fairbain
  • Littlefield Texas Palace Theatre 1975
    "Palace Theatre in Littlefield, recently demolished"
    - Ned Fairbairn, December 19, 2006
    Littlefield, Texas
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