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Centennial Quiz - June 29, 2008

1. Who were C.E. Parks, P.B. Penny, N.R. Porter, B.O. McWhorter and M.C. Overton?
a. Lubbock’s first ministers
b. Lubbock’s first physicians
c. Texas Tech’s first faculty members
d. Lubbock’s first city council

2. True or false?
Lubbock’s first high school was built one block south of the county courthouse.

3. F.E. Wheelock was Lubbock’s first mayor. Who succeeded him?
a. Rollie Burns
b. B.O. McWhorter
c. W.F. Schenck
d. Walter Posey

4. True or false?
Construction of Loop 289 began in 1967 and was finished in 1972.

Answers:

1. Who were C.E. Parks, P.B. Penny, N.R. Porter, B.O. McWhorter and M.C. Overton?

d. Although Overton was a physician, these men were members of Lubbock’s first city council, along with first mayor F.E. Wheelock.

2.Lubbock’s first high school was built one block south of the county courthouse.

False. The first high school was built in 1910 in the 1600 block of 13th Street, where the Ragus Aquatic Center now stands.

3. F.E. Wheelock was Lubbock’s first mayor. Who succeeded him?

c. W.F. Schenck

4. Construction of Loop 289 began in 1967 and was finished in 1972.

False. Construction of the loop actually began in 1960 and was completed 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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