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Retro Rewind

Amarillo’s Second Fire Station

June 23, 2017 9:30 a.m.

As the city kept growing to the south and west, the fire department decided it needed a second station to serve the city’s residential neighborhoods.

City Street Crew

May 26, 2017 noon

This image of a city street crew dates back to an early paving project in 1928.

Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch

February 24, 2017 9:22 a.m.

Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch opened with nine young men. Today, its main residential campus is home to more than 300 at-risk boys and girls.

Northwest Texas School of Nursing

January 27, 2017 noon

When it opened in 1924, Northwest Texas Hospital was the first public medical facility in Amarillo.

Pinkney Packing Co.

December 23, 2016 9:14 a.m.

Throughout its history, Amarillo has mostly been known as a cattle processing town, but in the 1930s, pig processing was a thriving industry.

Blackburn Brothers

November 25, 2016 10:45 a.m.

Levine’s, Woolworth’s, and White and Kirk competed with Blackburn Brothers, which was located in an enormous building at 810 Polk St.

Amarillo Hardware

October 28, 2016 9:23 a.m.

Amarillo Hardware Company, which was founded in 1904 by Boyd Clark and I. J. Tolleson, observed 100 years in business in 2004 – and is still in operation today.

Amarillo’s First Drugstore

September 23, 2016 noon

The first local drugstore opened at Third Avenue and Polk Street around the turn of the century.

Amarillo Tri-State Fair

August 26, 2016 10:23 a.m.

From those earliest days, a variety of culinary and creative arts contests have been part of the Tri-State Fair.

Eakle Furniture

July 29, 2016 10:03 a.m.

Amarillo’s first embalming business was also its first furniture store.
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