Borger in Hutchinson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Booker T. Washington School
R.G. Cofield and his wife, Maye Della, came to Borger in 1946 to further education of black children. Under the leadership of Mr. Cofield as principal and his wife as a teacher, the faculty grew from two to seven, a new brick building was completed, and two former barracks from Pampa Air Force Base were adapted as a gymnasium and additional classrooms. The school was also extended to twelve grades, with John L. Miles the first graduate in 1949. The school curriculum continued to grow,
Erected 2013 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17603.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1928.
Location. 35° 40.755′ N, 101° 23.17′ W. Marker is in Borger, Texas, in Hutchinson County. Marker can be reached from North Brain Street north of East 11th street. Marker is in parking lot for city park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1205 North Brain Street, Borger TX 79007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. East Ward Elementary School (approx. ¼ mile away); Ace Borger Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Twentieth Century Club (approx. 1950 GMC Winch Truck (approx. half a mile away); Auxiliary Equipment from the Early Borger Oil Field (approx. half a mile away); Allis-Chalmers/Cooper Winch Tractor (approx. half a mile away); The Panhandle Oil Boom & the Borger Field (approx. half a mile away); Nitro Storage Safe & Do-It-Yourself Drilling Rig (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Borger.
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