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County
Lamb
Region
Panhandle Plains
Population
2010 Census - 6,372
2000 Census - 6,507
Nearby
Towns
Littlefield, Texas
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Littlefield Texas History:
When George W. Littlefield learned that the new Santa Fe line from Coleman to Texico, New Mexico, would pass through his land, he divided his Yellow House Ranch and formed a land company to sell the land. The railroad arrived in 1913. By 1915, the town had 250 residents, a library, a school, and several businesses. Littlefield incorporated in 1924. By 1930, the town had grain elevators, gins, a compress, cottonseed oil mills, and a population of 3,500. Littlefield was elected the county seat in 1946. Famous country western singer Waylon Jennings was born in Littlefield. The Quanah Parker Trail Arrow is at the Lamb County Veterans Memorial near the Ag and Community Center. Littlefield is located at the intersection of U.S. 385 and U.S. 84, 49 miles northeast of Morton, 54 miles southeast of Farwell, 32 miles southeast of Muleshoe, 44.8 miles south of Dimmitt, 58 miles southwest of Plainview, 41.5 miles southwest of Hale Center, 36.6 miles northwest of Lubbock, and 24 miles north of Levelland, Texas.
 
Texas Plains Trail Region:
The 52 county Texas Plains Trail Region includes the Texas Panhandle and the Plains Region. 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. The most northern town is Lipscomb, Texas. The Texas Plains Trail Region organization is a non-profit historical 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 raises money through donations for use in preserving historical sites, creating new and improving existing museums, and creating heritage trails. A name repeatedly mentioned in the history of West Texas, is Cynthia Ann Parker, a young child captured by the Noconi Comanche during a raid on Fort Parker. She grew up among the Comanche, married Comanche Chief Peta Nocona, and had three children, Pecos, Quanah and Prairie Flower. In 1860, a party of Texas Rangers led by Lawrence S. 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 Chief of the Comanche. One of TPTR’s biggest projects is the Quanah Parker Arrow Trail.  When completed, giant Quanah Parker Arrows 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 has a plaque giving pertinent historical information.  (806) 747-1997. P.O. Box 88, Lubbock, Texas 79408.  Email   Texas Plains Trail Region Map
 
Lamb County Veterans Memorial:
Celebrations are held on Memorial Day, the 4th of July, and the Sunday prior to Veterans Day. This impressive memorial is located on Hall Avenue and East 16th Street in front of the Littlefield Community Center.  
 
Tallest Windmill:
A replica of Littlefield’s famous tallest XIT windmill is located at the intersection of U.S. 84 and XIT Avenue. The original windmill was 132 feet tall and had 12-foot blades. The replica is 114 feet Tall. 
 
Lamb County Courthouse, 1955:
The brick and concrete courthouse was designed in modern style by the architectural firm of Atcheson & Atkinson. The 2010 Lamb County census was 13,977. 
 
WPA Post Office Murals History:
During the Great Depression FDR created the New Deal Program to provide jobs for out of work American men by funding construction projects to build post offices and other buildings, and state and local parks. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was created in May 1935, under the New Deal Program. The U.S. Treasury Department’s Section of Painting and Sculpture, later known as The Section of Fine Arts, put artists to work by funding Post Office Murals to be placed in the new post offices. Though most of the post office art consists of oil paintings on canvas, other art mediums were also used. The murals are in every state.  Post Office Murals Photos
 
Littlefield WPA Post Office Mural Sculptures:
The "West Texas" tymstone sculptures were created by William McVey in 1948. The sculptures are located in the Old Post Office which now houses the Lamb County Library. McVey also did two murals in Houston.    
 
Duggan House Museum:
The house was built as a one room lean-to. Prior to Arthur Duggan’s marriage, he moved the house approximately 20 miles from South Camp to Littlefield. The museum features exhibits and photos depicting the history of the Littlefield area. The museum is available for private events. Open Tue-Fri, 11am-5pm or by appointment. (806) 385-9001. 520 East Waylon Jennings Boulevard.  Email   
 
The Sand Crawl Museum in Olton,Texas:
The museum is named after the sand dunes located south of Olton, which the late geologist Frank Bryan referred to as the Sand Crawl. The museum features exhibits depicting the history of Olton. A memorial is dedicated to town native Sunset Carson, a 1940s star of Western movies. The museum hosts an annual Holiday Home Tour, and an annual November Holiday Arts and Crafts Show at the Olton Ag Pavilion at
Avenue D and 2nd Street. 701 Main Street. For more information call the Olton Chamber of Commerce at (806) 285-2292. Olton is located just east of U.S. 385 on U.S. 70, 33 miles northeast of Littlefield and 25 miles west of Plainview, Texas.
 
Littlefield Arts & Heritage Group:
This group provides music festivals and other entertainment events for residents, and promotes tourism. Festivals include the free Waylon Jennings concert, the Native American Pow Wow, bluegrass festivals, a Christmas Bazaar, and a 4th of July celebration. Any event proceeds benefit high school scholarships.
    
The Littlefield Bluegrass Association:
The group hosts bluegrass music events at the Lamb County Ag Barn. (806) 577-4634. The Ag Barn is at 100 East 23rd Street, Littlefield.  
 
Lamb County Library:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. The WPA Post Office sculptures by William McVey are in the library. Open Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm; Sat, 9am-12pm. (806) 385-5223. The library is in the former post office building at 110 West 6th Street.
 
Event Venue – Lamb County Ag Barn: 
The barn features holding pens event areas. It hosts bluegrass festivals and FFA events. 100 East 23rd Street, Littlefield. (806) 385-4222.   
 
Our Place and Safe Youth Activities:
This group is housed in the former Laguna Park Community Center and hosts safe, drug-free activities for Littlefield youth. The building is available for event rentals. 301 South Ripley, Littlefield. (806) 385-5161.
 
Littlefield Senior Citizens Center:
(806) 777-7818. 211 Phelps Avenue, Littlefield.