Texas Panhandle Centennial Development Edition autpa THIRTIETH YEAR PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 31, 193G. (PRICE FIVE CENTO)-. >*V ,„' '•"• •-4L '5s, ANE HUNDRED YEARS aj?o, Texas know little more than tents pitched under the " open sky ... Ox carts driven through virgin forests. . . Sailing vessels plowing through the Gulf to a few undeveloped ports. . . . Pioneers sacrificing y9.uth, and life itself, in the name of Freedom. . . . One hundred years ago . . . tiny houses . . . horse cars . . . man-built roads and, .soon afterward, the steamboat . . . came as symbols of progress. . . . Sound foundations which marked this infant nation as one which should lead all others. ... A new nation, proud of its victory, secure in its intelligent direction, joining its sister republic because of blood and political ties. . . . Little more than half a century ago . . . Trail-blazers traversing the Llano Estacado . . . Decimation ot vast buffalo herds . . . coming of the cattlemen and their white-faced herds. . . . Crowding of the plains Indians into reservations. . . . Farmers turning the first sod. . . Developing of the "wheat basket". . . . Howling of the "wildcats" and rush of population to get the "flowing gold". ... And today: Airplanes roaring overhead . . . the common air a symphony of music . . . oceans that have become mere ditches . . . automobiles dashing over concrete ribbons . . . everyone worshiping the deity of Speed. . . . And in 1036: Texas celebrating 100 years of matchless progress. In Pampa: "Sustained Courage," the theme of the Panhandle Centennial celebration, June 2, 3, 4, and 5. r^A-FfcK /-' ^ /<,V ' I , ,i > ^"•.WJ^XVjj. '''V .V* "'s ^ f ^ . v • ss >s^X^ * ^ < v ^' ^^^Sft&i * r VMflMAMAdBMbMMMM^ j/> >*"
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