Population 15,545

Altitude 3,116


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.


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