The route through the northwest corner of the Panhandle is full of stories as old as the bison’s.
A country of mesas and canyons, magenta vistas, and big horizons, this part of the Panhandle is also home to one of the largest wind farms in Texas.
Vega is a city in Oldham County, Texas, United States.
The county business was, at first, conducted in the Oldham Hotel until a permanent courthouse could be built.
In 1879, the area was opened by the state for homesteading. In 1907, ranchers Patrick and John Landergin purchased a part of the LS Ranch from Swift & Company.
Soon after, Miller opened a store, and a post office, saloon, and a school that doubled as a Masonic Lodge were built in the community.
A stop in here will make you feel as if you’re walking into a past time zone as it holds a variety of farming implements, household supplies, gifts and toys The Oldham County Courthouse was built in 1915 by Architect O. Vega boasts of beautiful pieces of mural art in the city.
Artists Joshua Finley and Valerie Doshier completed these in 2014.
Growing up in Vega, I made this journey countless times in the backseat of my dad’s Plymouth.