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Centennial Quiz - March 2, 2008

1. Who was the first mayor of Lubbock?
a. Tom S. Lubbock
b. George Singer
c. F.E. Wheelock
d. George Mahon

2. True or False?
The arrival of the Santa Fe railroad is credited with changing Lubbock from a tiny town into a bustling center of the South Plains.

3. True or False?
Lubbock arose from two separate communities — Lubbock and Monterey.

4. In the mid-1960s, City Councilman Rolan Simpson was the only announced candidate for mayor. But he lost to a write-in candidate. Who was it?
a. Dirk West
b. Jim Granberry
c. W.D. “Dub” Rogers
d. B.C. “Peck” McMinn

5. Who was the first woman to hold a seat on the city council.
a. Carolyn Jordan
b. Joan Baker
c. Windy Sitton
d. Maggie Trejo

Answers:

1. The first mayor of Lubbock was F.E. Wheelock, one of the town’s founders.

2. True. Lubbock was a very small town until the arrival of the railroad.

3. True. The communities of Lubbock and Monterey were only a few miles apart. Lubbock was located near the present site of Lubbock Country Club, and Monterey was located near the present site of the Town & Country Shopping Center.

4. W.D. “Dub” Rogers defeated Simpson with a write-in campaign.

5. Carolyn Jordan was the first woman elected to the city council in 1974.


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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