Palo Duro Canyon often pronounced locally as "Palla Durra Canyon" is a state park, "The Grand Canyon of Texas" it's the second largest canyon in the continental US. My personal fortress of solitude. 20 miles SE of Amarillo Texas
In 2007 a nearly 2 mile wide tornado rated EF5 (the most powerful) decimated 95% of my mile wide home town. It's claim to fame - The World's Largest Hand Dug Well. The Well was opened as a tourist attraction 50 years after it was dug, with steps zig-zagging from the top to the water level. After the tornado, the stairs were built into a circular form to resemble the tornado. Greensburg rebuilt itself into a Green Town with energy saving buildings and several wind fans to power the town.