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Centennial Quiz - August 31, 2008

1. What pro football hall of fame quarterback made Lubbock his home during the off-season and after his retirement?
a. Sammy Baugh
b. Sid Luckman
c. Bobby Layne
d. Johnny Unitas

2. True or false?
Avenue H, now called Buddy Holly Avenue in the downtown area, had another name before it was called H.

3. Lubbock native Helen Wagner appeared for many years in the leading female role in what long-running daytime soap opera?
a. Days of Our Lives
b. As the World Turns
c. Secret Storm
d. General Hospital

4.True or false?
It was against a city ordinance to play baseball or football on Sundays in 1909.

Answers:

1. What pro football hall of fame quarterback made Lubbock his home during the off-season and after his retirement?

c. Bobby Layne

2. Avenue H, now called Buddy Holly Avenue in the downtown area, had another name before it was called H.

True. According to a 1909 map of the city, Avenue H originally was named South Singer Street in honor of early Lubbock settler George Singer.

3. Lubbock native Helen Wagner appeared for many years in the leading female role in what long-running daytime soap opera?

b. As the World Turns

4. It was against a city ordinance to play baseball or football on Sundays in 1909.

True. The ordinance was lifted in 1922.


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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