Palo Duro Canyon Amarillo & Canyon Texas


“Enjoy Ten Days Touring the Texas Panhandle.”

1 in stock

A high-resolution image is available for purchase. Email me for inquiries.

This detailed view shows Palo Duro Canyon, the second largest canyon in the United States, located near the towns of Canyon and Amarillo in Texas. A state park was established at the site in 1933 and the area remains a popular attraction for outdoor enthusiasts to this day.

Trails, geographic features, and a handful of scattered amenities are noted throughout the image, with accompanying text describing ‘What to Look For in The Palo Duro.’ A pictorial border illustrates the history of the region from the Cretaceous Period (90 million years ago) to the mid-1920s – interesting content for pre-WWII Texas.

The verso shows a simple road map of the area around Amarillo that includes a basic inset plan of the city, described as the ‘home of the cowboy.’ An itinerary outlines over ten days of activities available throughout the Texas Panhandle, though the audience is encouraged to ‘Stay as long as you can.’

The map and chronology were designed by Guy Carlander and copywritten in 1940, with publishing by the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce. The view of Palo Duro Canyon was created by L. Milligan (the artist’s signature in the lower right).

Map Details

Publication Date: 1940

Author: Guy A. Carlander

Sheet Width (in): 23.5

Sheet Height (in): 8.6

Condition: A

Condition Description: Near fine condition, with light creasing along originally issued fold lines and faint wear associated with age and use.


1 in stock