I'll admit, I've done quite a bit of driving around here in the golden spread... not too long ago I shared a visit to the Bug Ranch in Conway and I even made my way out to the leaning tower of Texas which isn't in any hurry to fall BTW:

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I've started to sense a theme here.... People here in the panhandle like their art to lean in some way. Maybe it's to match what few windswept trees we have, Perhaps it's a nod to Stanley Marsh 3 or maybe it's something else that just seems... right.

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Well... sure enough there are plenty more leaning vehicles here in the Golden Spread and if you happen to be heading down the Claude Highway you might just miss combine city if you aren't paying attention.

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Combine City is the brain child of Orville Ladehoff. Wait his wife actually. The story goes, Orville didn't know what to do when his combine got to a point it was no longer useable. His wife jokingly suggested that he just go out and bury the thing.

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Naturally, and for us married folk, we know that when the significant other makes a suggestion... well... you do it. For Orville the idea wasn't so much to bury them but to "Plant" them in a field like a prize crop and before you know it, Combine City was born

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Today, You'll find the "Cadillac" of farm equipment buried noses in, blades up for the rest of time. and honestly like the eccentric millionaire and his caddies down the road Ladehoff just couldn't part with his machines either.

No Painting Allowed

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Combine City is a little different from the other vehicle ranches here in the area in that it's completely fenced off with barbed wire that frankly I wouldn't want to test. Each of the machines with their shades of John Deere green, Koyoti orange, Case red and others are slowly fading into the golden spread they once worked. There is something different about this that works out.

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Need more color in your life? May I suggest some of the murals around town:

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The Abandoned St. Anthony's Hospital on Amarillo Boulevard


The 119-year-old abandoned hospital is a fascinating place for any who are lucky enough to be granted the chance to explore.

The sprawling building saw thousands of Amarillo's citizens inside its halls daily, all the the way until it was shuttered in 2001. But there are still incredible artifacts of the all-too-recent past tucked away in the nooks and crannies of the old St. Anthony.

The explorer who took these photographs gave the following information:

"Many rooms were left untouched, we found patient files, old prescriptions, a blood transfusion machine from the 60s, and microscopic slides of breast cancer from the 70s and 80s. I put one picture in here of some heart scans so you can see the dates and diagnosis of the patient, but marked out the patient’s names of course. During a time when mental illness was not understood, 76 exorcisms were documented to have been performed between 1909 and 1931."

Take a look inside the halls of the legendary abandoned St. Anthony's hospital