Historical Milestones - Oklahoma Panhandle

1541 Spanish arrive

1870 First farms & European settlements

1874 Indians appeased - Palo Duro Cyn.

1885-94 Sever winters (20% of cattle die)

1887 Plainview, Texas founded

1889 Great influx of homesteaders

1890 Homesteading opened

1900-20 Good farming

1901 Rock Island RR - Dalhart to Liberal (Hwy 54)

1905 (May 10) Snyder Tornado

1911 (Nov 11) Blue Norther

1916/17 Influenza Epidemic

1917 (& onward) War boom

1920 Oil discovered

1923 (Oct) No. Canadian River flooded Oklahoma City

1930s Dust bowl (especially 34 and 36)

1935 (Apr 14) Black Duster