Vintage Postcards Tell Story of Amarillo’s Past

In a new book debuting in mid-August 2009 from Arcadia Publishing, Amarillo native Ron Smith uses over 200 historic postcards to take readers on a nostalgic journey down memory lane.
Aug. 18, 2009 - PRLog -- In a new book debuting in August from Arcadia Publishing, local author Ron Smith uses over 200 historic postcards to take readers on a nostalgic journey down memory lane.  Vintage postcards show how the streets, houses, businesses, and landscapes of Amarillo have changed over the years.

Images and detailed captions offer readers a unique glimpse into the city’s past.

Highlights of Amarillo:
• Features never before seen vintage postcards from the author’s collection
• Includes images of historic buildings, many of which are long gone
• Explains how Amarillo went on to become one of the world’s busiest cattle shipping points in the late 1890s
• Shows Amarillo in the making through postcards

Author Ron Smith was born and raised in Amarillo, attended school in Canyon, and earned a bachelor’s degree from Amarillo College. He served his country in the Navy for 8 years and he recently retired from the United States Postal Service in Amarillo after 22 years of dedicated service.  

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and on-line retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or

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About Arcadia Publishing: With more than 6,000 local history titles published to date, Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Titles feature widely recognized sepia covers and include hundreds of vintage historical images.
Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places. Have we done a book on your town? Visit
Source:PJ Norlander
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Location:Amarillo - Texas - United States
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