Palo Duro Canyon, Texas

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Meaning "hard stick" in Spanish and also known as the Grand Canyon of Texas, this 120-mile-long, 20-mile-wide canyon is located in the Texas Panhandle near Amarillo. European contact with the canyon's indigenous inhabitants began with the Coronado expedition in 1541. In 1874, the Kiowa and Comanche were forcibly removed from the canyon to reservation lands in Oklahoma.

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"Palo Duro Canyon, November 20, 2002" by Leaflet is licensed under CC BY-SA.

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