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Centennial Quiz - March 16, 2008

1. Who was president of the United States when Lubbock was incorporated in 1909?
a. William Howard Taft
b. Woodrow Wilson
c. Theodore Roosevelt
d. Grover Cleveland Alexander

2. True or False?
Prior to the rebuilding of downtown Lubbock after the 1970 tornado, the city’s public library was located across the street from Lubbock High School on 19th Street.

3. In 1934, Lubbock had national representation when the 19th Congressional District was created. Who was the first congressman to represent Lubbock?
a. Kent Hance
b. George H.W. Bush
c. Lyndon Johnson
d. George H. Mahon

4. True or False?
The first residential neighborhood in Lubbock was the Overton Addition, which was located between Fourth and 19th streets and University and Q avenues.

5. Where was the Lubbock Lions Club’s first pancake festival held?
a. Municipal Coliseum
b. Fair Park Coliseum
c. Lubbock High cafeteria
d. First Baptist Church

Answers:

1. Who was president of the United States when Lubbock was incorporated in 1909?

a. William Howard Taft was president only a few days after he succeeded Theodore Roosevelt in the White House when Lubbock was incorporated.

2. True or False?

True. The library was located at what is now the Lubbock Senior Center.

3. In 1934, Lubbock had national representation when the 19th Congressional District was created. Who was the first congressman to represent Lubbock?

d. George H. Mahon was the first congressman to represent Lubbock.

4. True or False?

True.

5. Where was the Lubbock Lions Club’s first pancake festival held?

c. Lubbock High cafeteria. Although the pancake festival was held for many years at Municipal Coliseum and is now held at the Memorial Civic Center, the first event was held at the LHS cafeteria in 1953.


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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