Pampa, TX: CENTRAL PARK: Red Deer Creek, which begins as a shallow wash in west Pampa, flows through Central Park and eventually carves a deep, widening break in the escarpment of the Llano Estacado on its 35-mile journey northeast to the Canadian River.
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Pampa: PAMPA LUMBER: this photo was conceived about 1962 by a 10-year-old, when it was still a lumber yard, and shot in 2007 after a 45-year absence. Apparently it's a diner now.
Pampa: THIS WAY TO WAL-MART: In 2007, most of Pampa's retail business is growing north along the Hobart Street/Highway 70 corridor.
Pampa: HISTORIC "SHOTGUN" HOUSE, typical of post-WW2 residences built for employees of oil companies, was originally located in an employee "camp" alongside a refinery or plant. It is now located across the street from Central Park. The nearby town of Borger has many more of these.
Pampa: HOBART STREET UNDERPASS is a Pampa landmark.
Pampa: BOWERS CITY PLANT of Phillips Petroleum occupied this site ten miles south of Pampa off FM Road 749 through the late 60s. The plant, scores of employee homes, an elementary school, a fire station, and a general store stood where only cows graze now.
Pampa: CLOSED RESTAURANT on West Foster Avenue in the historic downtown area.
Pampa: Sunrise at the feedlot
Pampa: BLACK GOLD MOTEL is typical of the post-WW2 era motels that line Highway 60 on the quieter east side of Pampa.
Pampa: Jim Brown, an Oneda Indian from New York, laid the bricks on Cuyler Street. The fastest brick layer that anyone had seen, he once laid over 67,000 bricks in seven hours, a North American record.
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