Pantex history

Building Pantex City: A village is born

  • Posted: Wednesday, April 5, 2023, 7:39 am

“It takes a village.”

That phrase, echoing a proverb about the emphasis on family and community in raising children, also applies to a time about 70 years ago in the heart of the Texas Panhandle.

In 1943, housing was at a premium in the Amarillo area, and with the war effort and production at Pantex already in full swing, along with a growing workforce, the need for new homes was obvious.