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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.
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City Street Crew

May 26, 2017 noon

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

July 29, 2016 10:03 a.m.

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