Amarillo's Historic Wolflin District (Images of America) by Christine Wyly

By Christine Wyly

In September 1887, J. T. Berry acquired 640 acres of faculty land from the nation of Texas. numerous years past, this uncooked portion of prairie have been domestic to buffalo herds and the Kiowa and Comanche countries. Berry couldn't have recognized that this land could in the future develop into domestic to farm animals barons, oil and gasoline pioneers, and a U.S. ambassador. while Charles Oldham Wolflin married Alpha Eunice McVean a decade later and bought that very same component of land, he by no means dreamed that his son could improve that land from a dairy farm right into a most advantageous residential improvement. this present day the Wolflin ancient District is a colourful, lush local with tree-lined brick streets and stately homes. it truly is domestic to numerous thousand citizens, together with descendants of pioneer households, modern day execs, and public servants who give a contribution to the humanities, are occupied with philanthropy, and are lively in neighborhood service.

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