Established following the discovery of rich Panhandle Oil Field
in 1926. In months, a boom own of tents and shacks sprang up,
and the 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 petrochemical
plants dominate the skyline. Home of Frank Phillips College.
- 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 are from time of Coronado to boom-town days.
Open Mon. to Fri. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m. to 4:30
p.m.; open Sun during the summer months, memorial Day through
Labor Day, 2 to 4 p.m. Closed major legal holidays. 618 N. Main
- SCENIC DRIVE - A 25 mile loop west and north to Stinnett
crosses rough, canyon cut landscapes of the Canadian River brakes;
leads across the dam impounding Lake Meredith, Texas 136 west,
F.M. 1319, and F.M. 687 north.
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