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Centennial Quiz - July 13, 2008

1. Where was the Soap Box Derby formerly held in Lubbock?
a. North University Avenue and Clovis Highway
b. U.S. 87 between Erskine Street and Municipal Drive
c. Lubbock Municipal Airport
c. Mackenzie Park

2. True or false?
The Rev. Ben Hardy, a Methodist minister in Lubbock from 1907 to 1911, became the first clergyman to pay city taxes in 1910. He paid $1.80 in ad velorum taxes and $1 in poll taxes.

3. Who started the Lubbock Bus Co. as well as the city’s first taxi service and also served as a city councilman in the late 1930s?
a. W.G. McMillan
b. C.E. Slaton
c. J.A. Fortenberry
d. Walter S. Posey

4.True or false?
Interstate 27 was completed from Amarillo to 82nd Street in Lubbock in 1993.

 

Answers:

1. Where was the Soap Box Derby formerly held in Lubbock?

b. U.S. 87 between Erskine Street and Municipal Drive

2. The Rev. Ben Hardy, a Methodist minister in Lubbock from 1907 to 1911, was the first clergyman to pay city taxes in 1910. He paid $1.80 in ad velorum taxes and $1 in poll taxes.

True

3. Who started the Lubbock Bus Co. as well as the city’s first taxi service and also served as a city councilman in the late 1930s?

c. J.A. Fortenberry

4. Interstate 27 was completed from Amarillo to 82nd Street in Lubbock in 1993.

True


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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