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

Site of John and Maggie Weatherly Half-Dugout Site

(1 mile west)

 
 
Site of John and Maggie Weatherly Half-Dugout Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2016
1. Site of John and Maggie Weatherly Half-Dugout Site Marker
Inscription. This structure is a copy of a half-dugout erected in 1898 near this location by John (1865-1944) and Maggie Weatherly (1875-1968). The High Plains offered no native stone or timber for building materials. Instead, settlers lived in dugouts, built into the thick sod. Well-insulated, the dugouts were cool in summer and warm in winter. When building supplies became available, more elegant homes were erected. The Weatherlys were pioneer ranchers and civic leaders. Borger was founded on their original homestead after oil was discovered here.
 
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4818.)
 
Location. 35° 39.381′ N, 101° 24.436′ W. Marker is in Borger, Texas, in Hutchinson County. Marker is on Gregg Drive west of Marcy Trail, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is next to stone building behind chain-link fence, west of campus, Frank Phillips Junior College. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1303 West Roosevelt, Borger TX 79007, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beale Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Smith-Santa Fe Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Site of John and Maggie Weatherly Half-Dugout Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2016
2. Site of John and Maggie Weatherly Half-Dugout Site Marker
Girl Scout Little House (approx. one mile away); First Methodist Church of Borger (approx. one mile away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 1.5 miles away); Borger 1929 Jail (approx. 1.5 miles away); Grand Hotel and Grand Hardware Building (approx. 1.5 miles away); Twentieth Century Club (approx. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Borger.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Copy of John and Maggie Weatherly Half-Dugout image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2016
3. Copy of John and Maggie Weatherly Half-Dugout
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 27, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 27, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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