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

Borger 1929 Jail

 
 
Borger 1929 Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2016
1. Borger 1929 Jail Marker
Inscription.  Texas Rangers came to Boomtown Borger in 1929, to clean out the town of corruption, bootlegging, and prostitution. Prisoners were chained together and secured to a log such as this one. This crude jail was used to hold them until their day in court or they could be escorted out of town.
This redwood log was used to plug an abandoned well in 1929. The log was removed in 1999 by DJ's Oil Well Service.

Jail maintained by Borger Police Department   Log Donated by Clovis Boren
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1929.
 
Location. 35° 40.343′ N, 101° 23.381′ W. Marker is in Borger, Texas, in Hutchinson County. Marker is on North Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 618 North Main 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. Quanah Parker Trail (a few steps from this marker); Grand Hotel and Grand Hardware Building (a few steps from this marker); Boomtown (within shouting distance of this marker); Bessemer Gas Engine
Borger 1929 Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2016
2. Borger 1929 Jail Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); LeRoi Motor-Generator Set (within shouting distance of this marker); The Huber Paraffin Scraper (within shouting distance of this marker); Nitro Storage Safe & Do-It-Yourself Drilling Rig (within shouting distance of this marker); The Panhandle Oil Boom & the Borger Field (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Borger.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 26, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 325 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 26, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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Jun. 27, 2022