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Retro Rewind

Lon Marrs

December 29, 2017 9:09 a.m.

Shown in front of his home at Sixth and Taylor – located across the street from the courthouse – Marrs was one of Amarillo’s most prominent politicians and community leaders during the city’s crucial first decades.

Montgomery Ward

December 14, 2017 10:40 a.m.

One of the pioneers of modern American retailing, Montgomery Ward first entered the Amarillo market in 1931.

Amarillo Air Base

October 27, 2017 10:33 a.m.

This photo was taken at the Armistice Day opening of the Amarillo Air Force Base on Nov. 10, 1951.

Tuck Cornelius House

September 22, 2017 8:49 a.m.

Amarillo’s first doctor arrived in 1887.

Panhandle State Fair

August 25, 2017 10:22 a.m.

The Tri-State Fair, which opens Sept. 15, has been an Amarillo fixture since it was first organized in 1923.

Fisk Building

July 28, 2017 9:23 a.m.

Located in the stately brick-and-terracotta building at 724 S. Polk St., the Courtyard Marriott Amarillo Downtown wasn’t always an upscale hotel.

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.
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