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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: 18,269 (2010) 17,887 (2000) 19,959 (1990)

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Road to Pampa Texas
The road to Pampa
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, January 2006
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
1935: April 14, 1935 - 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, Pampa Texas
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September 2007
Gray County Courthouse
  • 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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  • "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
    More Texas Post Offices

    Pampa Bank Eagle
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September 2007
    See Eagle Eyes of Texas
    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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    Pampa, Texas
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      Woody Guthrie wrote "So Long, It's Been Good To Know You" in Pampa during a dust storm
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