The name is a Native American word for "sweetheart." It was also referred to as "Sweetheart of the Plains." Settlement began as a construction camp on Santa Fe Railroad in 1887. It is the county seat and the only town in Roberts County. It's about 80 miles northeast of Amarillo nestled in a cottonwood-tree-lined valley between the hills lining Red Deer Creek.
Miami is the home of the National Cow Calling Contest held the first Saturday of June since 1949. Bed-and-breakfast facilities are offered in historic buildings.
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