A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from April 23, 2008
Top of Texas (Pampa slogan)

The city of Pampa is the second-largest in the Texas Panhandle, located at the top of Texas. In 1937, Pampa hosted a “Top of Texas Fiesta” (or “Top o’ Texas Fiesta"). Pampa currently hosts the Top o’ Texas Rodeo each August.

In 1950, the Pampa Chamber of Commerce published a pamphlet titled: “Hang Your Hat on the Top o’ Texas. Pampa, the Friendly City, Where Wheat Grows and Oil Flows.” No part of the slogan was trademarked, but the slogan is still used today.


Wikipedia: Pampa, Texas
Pampa is a city in Gray County, Texas, United States. The population was 17,887 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Gray County.

Pampa is the principal city of the Pampa Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Gray and Roberts counties.

Each July ("August" is correct—B.P.), Pampa hosts the Top ‘O Texas Rodeo, which brings competitors from a multi-state area to Gray County.

Pampa, Texas!—The Top of Texas
Big skies, sweeping sunsets,great plains, and breath-taking vistas.  Pampa is the second largest city in the Panhandle of Texas.

An oilfield supply point with allied industries, a marketing center for agriculture and livestock-raising area, and an industrial center provide a diversified economy.

Amenities such as many parks, golf course, museum, historical attractions, rodeos, and outdoor recreation facilities.  Known best for our ‘Friendly People’ Real Texas Hospitality.

With an excellent environment and an attractive, affordable lifestyle, Pampa truly provides for a good life: community, education, industry, and progress. 
(...)
Hang Your Hat on the Top of Texas

2 June 1937, Amarillo (TX) , “Delegation to Pampa Fiesta,” pg. 1, col. 5:
Amarilloans, led by the Junior Chamber of Commerce and he High School Band, will storm Pampa tomorrow morning to participate in the opening day’s activities of the Top of Texas Fiesta, which Pampa promises to be the biggest celebration in West Texas since its Pre-Centennial a year ago.

10 June 1938, Amarillo (TX) Globe, pg. 15, cols. 4-5:
Hundreds of Amarilloans
Hear Col. Thompson Talk
At Top o’ Texas Fiesta


(OCLC WorldCat record)
Title: Hang your hat on the top o’ Texas.
Pampa, the friendly city, where wheat grows and oil flows.
Corp Author(s): Pampa Chamber of Commerce. 
Publication: [Pampa, Tex.,
Year: 1950
Description: [16] p. illus. 29 cm.

8 July 1951, Dallas (TX) Morning News, part 1, pg. 12:
PAMPA, Texas, July 7.—The top of Texas may get another hard-fought congressional race next year. 

(OCLC WorldCat record)
Title: Pampa, “the friendly city” at “the top o’ Texas” :
where wheat grows & oil flows /
Corp Author(s): Pampa Chamber of Commerce. ; Pampa (Tex.).; Board of City Development. 
Publication: [Pampa, TX] : Pampa Chamber of Commerce and Board of City Development,
Year: 1959
Description: [27] leaves ; 28 cm.

(OCLC WorldCat record)
Title: Pampa, Texas /
Corp Author(s): Mosher-Adams Inc. 
Publication: Oklahoma City, Okla. :; Mosher-Adams Inc.,
Year: 1982
Description: 1 map :; col. ;; 33 x 38 cm., folded to 23 x 11 cm.
Language: English
Standard No: LCCN: 82-692987
SUBJECT(S)
Geographic: Pampa (Tex.)—Maps. 
Map Info: Scale not given.
Cartgrph Code: Category of scale: a
Note(s): Panel title: Welcome to Pampa : hang your hat on the top o’ Texas./ Includes indexes and advertisements./ Text, col. ill., community information, and advertisements on verso. 

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