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Littlefield


Waylon Jennings RV Park, Littlefield
Waylon Jennings RV Park, Littlefield

CELEBRATORY CITY

The first thing you might notice about the city of Littlefield is that citizens like to celebrate the seasons. Beyond the decorations, parades and special programs, Littlefield’s holiday spirit is filled with organized toy drives, food bank fundraisers, and other charitable events, making the most of Littlefield’s sense of community.

Established at the turn of the 19th century to provide a station along the Panhandle & Santa Fe Railway, Littlefield developed courtesy of thriving cotton and grain markets as well as the nearby historic XIT Ranch, and continues to serve as an agricultural center for the surrounding counties. Today, visitors may explore Littlefield and Lamb County histories at the Littlefield Lands/Duggan House Museum, once home to the Arthur P. Duggan family, some of the earliest settlers in the region. Littlefield’s native son, country singer/songwriter Waylon Jennings, was born on a nearby farm in 1937. By age 12, Jennings worked as a disc jockey for the local radio station KVOW (now KTOA). Four decades later Jennings had become a country music icon, releasing his Wanted! The Outlaws album together with Willie Nelson, the first country music album to go platinum. The Duggan House Museum celebrates Jennings with an exhibit titled “Radio Room”, featuring memorabilia from KVOW’s (and Jennings) formative years.


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