Site of John and Maggie Weatherly Half-Dugout Site

Site of John and Maggie Weatherly Half-Dugout Site (HM1R9D)

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

N 35° 39.381', W 101° 24.436'

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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.
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HM NumberHM1R9D
Marker Number4818
Year Placed1978
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, March 27th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 282080 N 3948503
Decimal Degrees35.65635000, -101.40726667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 39.381', W 101° 24.436'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 39' 22.86" N, 101° 24' 26.16" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Gregg Dr, Borger TX 79007, US
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