[Postcard of Borger Street]

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Postcard of Borger Street in Hutchinson County, Texas. It is a busy street lined with storefronts and crowded with early model automobiles. A banner hung across the street reads "White Way Dance." A wooden building on the far right is labeled (handwritten) Rig Theatre and has a sign "Theatre" on its facade. The caption on the image reads "Borger, Texas - World's Greatest Oil Field" and "Published by Gale Baker OIL FIELD PHOTO SERVICE Amarillo -- Borger -- Tulsa #55."

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1 postcard : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm.

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Baker, Gale Creation Date: Unknown.

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In 1975, Midland community members under the leadership of George T. Abell created the Museum to tell the story of petroleum and the lives of the people in the industry through history. Today, the Museum is the largest museum dedicated to the petroleum industry and its pioneers in the nation.

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Postcard of Borger Street in Hutchinson County, Texas. It is a busy street lined with storefronts and crowded with early model automobiles. A banner hung across the street reads "White Way Dance." A wooden building on the far right is labeled (handwritten) Rig Theatre and has a sign "Theatre" on its facade. The caption on the image reads "Borger, Texas - World's Greatest Oil Field" and "Published by Gale Baker OIL FIELD PHOTO SERVICE Amarillo -- Borger -- Tulsa #55."

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1 postcard : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm.

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  • March 11, 2019, 6:46 a.m.

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Baker, Gale. [Postcard of Borger Street], postcard, Date Unknown; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1129163/: accessed November 13, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame.