The connection between Kansas City and the Texas Panhandle began when Kansas City merchants supplied buffalo hunters at Adobe Walls in 1874. Texas Panhandle cattlemen began shipping cattle directly to Kansas City via railroads by 1888. Cowboys delivering cattle to Kansas City bought new gear and supplies there. By 1900, Amarillo was the largest cattle shipping point in the world and Kansas City had cornered the Western cattle market. Kansas City became the model for Amarillo.
The exhibition will include material objects and artifacts, art and decorative art objects, photographs, and architectural renderings in the PPHM collections that cover all aspects of this story.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.