A Peek Into Past Christmases in Amarillo
A glimpse into Amarillo's past can even make a younger fellow who was not alive during Amarillo's golden years nostalgic for a time past. Looking at pictures of Amarillo during the 60s, 70s, or 80s, there's a certain different sort of feel to Amarillo that is familiar but distant
It's no secret that each year we celebrate Christmas and Happy New Year we move inch by inch towards the future and a little further from the past. But what remains of Christmases, can still be remembered thanks to memories, videos, and photos.
After digging around a little, I was able to find some vintage photos of Christmas in Amarillo from the past. So grab your presents and let's take a trip down memory lane.
Is it me, or does Polk Street seem much larger in older pictures? Either way here are photos of Polk during Christmas in 1965.
The jump in camera quality from 1965 to 1967 is fantastic.
And once you hit 1969 the quality in conjunction with the photos just makes for a dazzling vintage Christmas photo. It makes you wish you could be there in person, but does the best job it can at taking you there.
Wolfin Village has a much different feel in this picture than it does now, but the fact that it always manages to stay well-decorated during Christmas stays the same.
This Christmas Tree once stood in front of the old city auditorium, which was demolished in 1668 and was replaced by the Civic Center.
Christmas Angels at the now-defunct Western Plaza Mall
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