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    PAMPA, TEXAS

    Gray County Seat, Texas Panhandle
    Highways 60, 70, 152, 273
    29 miles SE of Borger
    40 miles SW of Miami
    56 miles NE of Amarillo

    Population 17,887 (2000) 19,959 (1990)

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    Pampa was named by the manager of the White Deer Land Company. According to sources - he had visited Argentina and the grassly landscape of the Panhandle reminded him of the Argentine Pampas.

    History in a Pecan Shell
    1887: city started by being designated a stop on the Southern Kansas Railway known as Glasgow
    1892: post office granted
    1902: townsite was platted and Gray County was organized
    1910: population reaches 400
    1912: Pampa incorporates
    1926: oil discovered
    1928: Pampa becomes county seat over Lefors
    1931: population over 10,000
    1932: Fort Worth and Denver Railroad lays tracks through Pampa
    1934: Famous Dust Storm of "Black Sunday"
    1942: Pampa Army Air Field opens east of town
    1945: Pampa Army Air Field closes east of town
    Pampa Field, Texas
    Pamper Field, Texas
    Postcard courtesy rootsweb.com/%7Etxpstcrd/

    Pampa, Texas Landmarks & Attractions:

  • Gray County Courthouse
  • Freedom Museum USA -
    600 North Hobart Street. 806-669-6066. Donations.
  • White Deer Land Museum -
    116 S. Cuyler Street
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  • Gray County Courthouse, Pampa Texas
    Gray County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September 2007

    "The Pampa City Hall was completed in 1930 and designed by Gray County courthouse architect William R. Kaufman."
    - Terry Jeanson, September 2007 photo

    The Spanish Renaissance Revival style U.S. Post Office.
    Built between 1933 and 1934.

    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September 2007
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    Pampa Bank Eagle
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September 2007
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    Road to Pampa Texas
    The road to Pampa
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, January 2006
    Recreaction - Area Lakes
  • Greenbelt Reservoir
  • McClellan Reservoir
  • Meredith Reservoir
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  • People
  • Indian Jim by Mike Cox ("Texas Tales" Column)
    Barely 50 years after the U.S. Cavalry drove the last hostile Indians out of the Panhandle an Indian from New York made page-one news in Pampa and across the nation.
  • Schneider Hotel, Pampa , Texas
    The former Schneider Hotel is now in use as a retirement hotel, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

    Photo courtesy Sharon Thomas, July 2006.
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