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Centennial Quiz - January 4, 2009

1. How long was it between Buddy Holly's death in 1959 before Lubbock erected a statue in his honor?
a. 5 years
b. 10 years
c. 15 years
d. 20 years

2. True or false?
The Ports-To-Plains Corridor is a planned four-lane divided highway that will facilitate the efficient movement of goods and people by developing less congested ports of entry along the Texas-Mexico border.

3. What was the name of the electric utility company, in addition to Lubbock Power & Light, before Excel Energy replaced it?
a. Poko-Lambro
b. Southwestern Public Service
c. Lyntegar
d. High Plains Electric

4.True or false?
The Silent Wings Museum, located near Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport, is a testament to the combat glider program during World War II.

Answers:

1. How long was it between Buddy Holly's death in 1959 before Lubbock erected a statue in his honor?

d. 20 years. Holly was killed in a plane crash in 1959, and the statue, located west of the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, was dedicated in 1979.

The Ports-To-Plains Corridor is a planned four-lane divided highway that will facilitate the efficient movement of goods and people by developing less congested ports of entry along the Texas-Mexico border.

True.

3. What was the name of the electric utility company, in addition to Lubbock Power & Light, before Excel Energy replaced it?

b. Southwestern Public Service

4. The Silent Wings Museum, located near Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport, is a testament to the combat glider program during World War II.

True.


Do you know of a little-known or fun fact about Lubbock that we can feature in our centennial quiz? If so, send them to Dave Daniel, A-J news editor, at david.daniel@lubbockonline.com.

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