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
Battle of Adobe Walls-
Historical Site of two Native
American Indian battles.
16 parks offer extensive picnic
facilities, tennis courts, sports fields, playground
equipment, swimming pools, and two 18-hole golf courses.
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
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.