Panhandle Plains
2010 Census - 4,479
2000 Census - 3,985
Denver City, Texas
Denver City Texas History:
C. S. Ameen and Ben Eggink founded the town in 1939 when the Wasson oil field was developed. Within a short period of time the town incorporated and had a refinery and a gas and water system. By 1940, Denver City had 120 businesses and 3,000 residents. Today, the town is a commercial and supply center for the oil industry and area ranches. Industries include gas plants, cotton refineries, and cattle feedlots. Denver City is located approximately 8 miles east of the New Mexico state line at the intersection of SH 214 and SH 83, 16 miles north of Plains, 35.8 miles from Hobbs (New Mexico), 89 miles south of Muleshoe, 54 miles south of Morton, 77 miles southwest of Levelland, 80 miles southwest of Lubbock, 16 miles west of Seagraves, and 21 miles northwest of Seminole, Texas.
Texas Plains Trail Region:
The 52-county Texas Plains Trail Region includes the Texas Panhandle and Plains. It stretches from the Texas towns of Big Spring and Colorado City in the southern portion of the region, to Muleshoe and the New Mexico state border in the west, to Quanah and Knox City in the east, and to the top of the Texas Panhandle, from Dalhart in the west to Lipscomb in the east. The Texas Plains Trail Region organization is a nonprofit heritage tourism organization affiliated with the Texas Historical Commission. TPTR acts as an economic development initiative that helps Texas communities to promote their historic and cultural resources, and increase tourism to their areas. The organization helps promote travel to heritage destinations and historic sites. A name repeatedly mentioned in the history of West Texas is Cynthia Ann Parker, a young child captured during a raid on Fort Parker. She grew up among the Comanches, married Comanche chief Peta Nocona, and had three children, Pecos, Quanah and Prairie Flower. In 1860, a party of Texas Rangers led by Sul Ross, a future governor of Texas, rescued her and her infant daughter Prairie Flower; Charles Goodnight participated in this raid. Her son Quanah became famous as the last great war chief of the Comanche. One of TPTR’s most visible recent projects is the Quanah Parker Trail. When the project is completed, giant Quanah Parker arrow markers will have been installed in all 52 counties in the Texas Plains Trail Region. Some counties will have more than one installation. The arrows were created and donated by New Home, Texas, artist Charles Smith. As of early 2014, over 70 arrows had been installed in almost 50 counties. Each arrow will have a plaque giving pertinent historical information. (806) 747-1997. P.O. Box 88, Lubbock, Texas 79408. Email  Plains Trail Map
Yoakum County AgriLife Extension Office:
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension offices are responsible for 4-H and youth programs, agriculture and natural programs, family and consumer science, and community development. They also have hunting information. They manage head start, senior citizen, home economics, agriculture, 4-H and other programs. If your tomatoes have blight, contact them. If you need to know something regarding a small town, contact them, the chamber of commerce or the county judge’s office.(806) 456-2263. 901 Avenue G, Plains, TX 79355. Email 
Denver City Historical Museum:
The museum is housed in a former elementary school. The exterior walls are decorated with five very nice murals. Exhibits depict the history of Denver City and include farm and ranching equipment, oil field equipment, dental and pharmacy artifacts, photos and articles, and other historical items. (806) 592-2897. Open Tue-Thu, 1pm-4pm. Admission is free. (806) 592-2897. 501 North Avenue C.
Yoakum County Cecil Bickley Library:
The library building was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. It provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. Open Mon, Wed-Fri, 9am-5:30am; Tue, 2pm-8pm. (806) 592-2754. 205 West 4th Street, Denver City, Texas 79323.  
Zia Park & Black Gold Casino & Race Track, Hobbs, New Mexico:
(575) 492-7000. (888) ZIA-PARK. 3901 W. Millen Drive, Hobbs, NM 88240.