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Borger in Hutchinson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Girl Scout Little House

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2016
1. Girl Scout Little House Marker
Inscription. This community landmark has its origins in Borger's prewar oil boom. In early 1941, Hudson Davis opened a car dealership here, moving his family from Amarillo. Hudson and his wife Ruby immediately became involved in civic activities, with Hudson joining the Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce and other groups. Ruby and her daughter had been active in Girl Scouts in Amarillo, and so Ruby helped start a Girl Scout troop in Borger. She She and Margaret Elliot, principal of the Weatherly School, called an organizational meeting, and more than one hundred girls and their mothers attended. Ruby became president of the Borger Girl Scout Council.

World War II building restrictions and supply shortages delayed construction of a community center intended as a permanent meeting place for the Girl Scouts. In July 1945 Hudson Davis became president of the Lions Club, and directed the organization to sponsor construction of a headquarters building for the local scout troop. Fritz Thompson donated land near the community hospital, and Borger school superintendent Curtis Cryer obtained plans from Amarillo architect Macon O. Carder for the new building.

Construction of the Girl Scout Little House became a community-wide effort, with all material, money and labor being donated. The U-shaped building features an irregular course rock finish,
Girl Scout Little House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2016
2. Girl Scout Little House Marker
low-pitch roof with cross gables and exposed rafter tails. The stone veneer of the building is dolostone from the Alibates formation. Since its completion, the building has been the site of many community activities as well as a meeting place for the Girl Scouts and Lions Club.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark

 
Erected 2008 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15271.)
 
Location. 35° 39.99′ N, 101° 23.664′ W. Marker is in Borger, Texas, in Hutchinson County. Marker is on North McGee Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 119 North McGee Street, Borger TX 79007, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Methodist Church of Borger (within shouting distance of this marker); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. half a mile away); Borger 1929 Jail (approx. half a mile away); Grand Hotel and Grand Hardware Building (approx. half a mile away); Twentieth Century Club (approx. half a mile away); Ace Borger Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); East Ward Elementary School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Booker T. Washington School (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Borger.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkSettlements & Settlers
 
Girl Scout Little House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2016
3. Girl Scout Little House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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