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    GAIL, TEXAS

    Borden County Seat, Texas Panhandle / West Texas
    US 180, FM 669
    32 miles West of Snyder
    32 miles East of Lamesa
    40 miles North of Big Spring

    Population: 202 est. (2000)

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    Former Borden County Jail in Gail Texas
    Former Borden County Jail in Gail
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2003
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    Town's namesake - Gail Borden, Jr.
    Gail was selected county seat in 1891.
    Oil portrail of Gail Borden
    Oil Portrait of Gail Borden
    Photo of Portrait courtesy Karen Ross
    I have a portrait of Gail Borden. Metal sign on the frame:
    Gail Borden 1801-1874
    Founder The Borden Company
    The portrait is signed by C. Verne. Klenitworth

    This portrait hung in the Tampa, Florida, Borden Dairy plant for many many years, till the plant closed in 1990. I rescued it from the dumpster and it has been hanging on my wall. I also have a book “The Borden Company, Private Code, from July 3rd, 1925. The book is number 403. This book was to tell Plant mangers what words to use in a telegram, instead of using the exact words. I also have a plaque with the silhouette of Gail Borden and 1857 and “I tried and failed. I tried again and again and succeeded.” Gail Borden
    - Karen Ross, December 25, 2004
    Borden County Courthouse, Gail, Texas
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, August, 2006
    Borden County Courthouse

    Gail Attractions / Destinations

  • Borden County Courthouse
    A 1939 one story brick building with cast cement detail.
  • Borden County Historical Museum
    Borden County pioneer days. Inquire at the courthouse.
  • J.B. Thomas Lake - On the Colorado River
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  • Gail / Borden County Chronicles

  • When Borden (County) Was Bone Dry by Mike Cox
    Those who lived through the 1917-20 drought never forgot it.
  • Scenic Drive
    FM 669 - According to the Texas Travel Guide "FM669 north toward Post ascends the Texas High Plains. ... The road climbs the abrupt edge through panoramas of steep cliffs and colorful canyons."

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