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Centennial Quiz - March 15, 2009

1. In the 2000 Census, where did Lubbock rank among U.S. cities?
a. 50th
b. 75th
c. 102nd
d. 92nd

2. True or false?
In 1925, Lubbock's first city manager, M.S. Ruby, was dismissed over concerns about shortages in city funds. Two years later, the city agreed to a compromise settlement in a lawsuit against Ruby for $2,300.

3. What is the record high temperature for Lubbock?
a. 102
b. 105
c. 114
d. 108

4.True or false?
In 1909, Lubbock had three drugs stores - the Star, the Palace and the Lubbock Drug Co. - two of which were located on the courthouse square.

Answers:

1. In the 2000 Census, where did Lubbock rank among U.S. cities?

d. 92nd. Lubbock had 199,564 residents in 2000, an increase of 7.2 percent over the 1990 Census.

2. In 1925, Lubbock's first city manager, M.S. Ruby, was dismissed over concerns about shortages in city funds. Two years later, the city agreed to a compromise settlement in a lawsuit against Ruby for $2,300.

True. Ruby was appointed Lubbock's first city manager in 1918. He also served as superintendent of the city water and light plant.

3. What is the record high temperature for Lubbock?

c. 114. The record high was set on June 27, 1994.

4. In 1909, Lubbock had three drugs stores - the Star, the Palace and the Lubbock Drug Co. - two of which were located on the courthouse square.

True. The Star was located on the west side of the square, while the Palace was on the south side. Lubbock Drug Co. was located just a block away at what is now Main Street and Texas Avenue.


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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