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Centennial Quiz - February 15, 2009

1. What was the name of the forerunner of the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce?
a. Lubbock Business Club
b. Lubbock Commercial Club
c. Hub City Business Entrepreneurs
d. South Plains Business Association

2. True or false?
When Lubbock was incorporated in 1909, First National Bank was the largest of three banks in the city and listed assets in excess of $1 million.

3. Besides First National, what were the other banks in town when the city was incorporated?
a. American State and First State
b. Citizens National and Lubbock State
c. Plains National and American State
d. Lubbock National and South Plains State

4.True or false?
According to "A History of Lubbock" by Lawrence L. Graves, young boys could get relief from the summer heat by swimming in an artificial pool created when a building was torn down and its basement allowed to fill with water.

Answers:

1. What was the name of the forerunner of the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce?

b. Lubbock Commercial Club. It was founded in late 1908 or early 1909, but by June 1910, the organization was beginning to fade away. The Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1913.

2. When Lubbock was incorporated in 1909, First National Bank was the largest of three banks in the city and listed assets in excess of $1 million.

False. First National was the largest bank, but listed assets of $317,363.51.

3. Besides First National, what were the other banks in town when the city was incorporated?

b. Citizens National and Lubbock State. Lubbock State Bank was the second largest with assets of $249,214.62 and Citizens had assets of $201,199.82.

4. According to "A History of Lubbock" by Lawrence L. Graves, young boys could get relief from the summer heat by swimming in an artificial pool created when a building was torn down and its basement allowed to fill with water.

True. The building mentioned had been moved off its foundation and was on the "outskirts" of town at Broadway and Avenue J.


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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