Twentieth Century Club

Twentieth Century Club (HM1R8M)

Location: Borger, TX 79007 Hutchinson County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 40.361', W 101° 23.334'

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Borger, the oil-boom town that sprang to life here in 1926, had among its otherwise transient and rowdy early citizenry, a social and professional group of people accustomed to a more refined cultural and literary environment. Such a person was Sadie McBride, society editor for the "Borger Daily Herald" newspaper.
In early 1927 McBride arranged a meeting of several of her women friends to consider an offer by a sales representative of Berle's Twentieth Century Self-Culture Company to subscribe to a monthly book plan. McBride and her friends accepted and later that year organized the Twentieth Century Club of Borger.
The club became a Federated Woman's Club and opened a subscription library on Borger's main street in 1928. The club sponsored fundraising activities, such as the exchange of books for movie tickets and women's basketball contests to augment their library collection.
Club members' efforts to establish a county library in nearby Stinnett in 1937 resulted in the building of a highly praised native adobe brick branch library here by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1938. The Twentieth Century Club helped open another branch library in nearby Fritch in 1967 and continues to be a positive influence in the county's library system.
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HM NumberHM1R8M
Marker Number5578
Year Placed1993
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, March 26th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 283787 N 3950274
Decimal Degrees35.67268333, -101.38890000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 40.361', W 101° 23.334'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 40' 21.66" N, 101° 23' 20.04" W
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Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 601-699 Weatherly St, Borger TX 79007, US
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