Borger Pop. 16,860 Alt. 3,116

General -

Established following discovery of rich Panhandle Oil Field in 1926. In months, a boom town of tents and shacks sprang up, and population numbered more than 40,000. Orderly growth soon replaced the ribald oil boom days, and now Borger is a center for oil, chemicals, and cattle. Tanks and towers of oil and petroleum plants dominate the skyline. Home of Frank Phillips College.

Battle of Adobe Walls-

Historical Site of two Native American Indian battles.

City Parks-

16 parks offer extensive picnic facilities, tennis courts, sports fields, playground equipment, swimming pools, and two 18-hole golf courses.

Hutchinson County Historical Museum-

Exhibits depicting Hutchinson County area from time of Coronado to boom-town days. Open Mon.- Fri. 9a.m.-5p.m.; Sat. 11a.m.-4:30p.m.; open summer months, Memorial Day through Labor Day, 2-4p.m. Closed major legal holidays. 618 N. Main St; (806)273-6121



Scenic Drive-

A 25 mile loop west and north to Stinnett crosses rough, canyon-cut landscapes of the Canadian River brakes; leads across dam impounding ake Meredith. Texas 136 west, F.M. 1319, and F.M.687 north.



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