Ten fun facts about Amarillo

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Fact 1
The city got its name from a kind of yellow grass that grows in the area. Earlier, the city used to be called Oneida.

Fact 2
Amarillo residents call it the Helium capital of the world because most of the world’s supply of this gas can be located within two hundred and fifty miles of this Texas City.

Fact 3
Amarillo is home to the largest canyon within the state of Texas. Palo Duro Canyon is second only to the Grand Canyon.

Fact 4
Amarillo has a long standing record of being America’s cattle shipping capital. This is partly due to the fact that there are some many large cattle ranches located in this area in the center of Texas.

Fact 5
One of the largest nuclear weapons assembly plants in the United States is located in this city.

Fact 6
The city and the surrounding landscape have been used as a filming location in many popular movies like Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

Fact 7
Amarillo has inspired many country singers to write and sing songs about the city.

Fact 8
When the cattle industry sued actress and television personality Oprah Winfrey the case took place in Amarillo.

Fact 9
Famous country singer Lacey Brown calls this city home.

Fact 10
Amarillo is home to the Big Texan steakhouse. The Big Texan serves a 72 ounce steak and they promise that anyone that can eat the dinner completely in less than one hour can have the dinner for free.

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Short about Amarillo
Is a US city in the state of Texas, with a portion extending into Randall County.